Nice to discover that Angelina is beautiful inside and out.
I totally agree! It seems to be happening quite a bit (double mastectomy) Kathy Bates had it done not so long ago.. and bravo to Brad for standing by her! not every man would.
Good for her! x
I totally agree. It is something we all fear and it takes a brave person to make that decision. She did it for her family. What a woman.
I'm sitting here recovering from surgery that I had on Monday, to remove my ovaries, uterus and cervix because of my increased risk of developing cancer. I haven't done the breasts because that's a low risk for me, but I wouldn't hesitate to if I thought it would save my life. Angelina's announcement about her double mastectomy and her follow-up notice that she was also planning to remove her ovaries for the same reason is a brave message for women of the world. Here is someone who is considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, she makes her living partially on her looks, and if she can do this, so can other women. It is a scary and painful path, but so worth the piece of mind and improved odds against cancer.
I agree, how courageous and what an amazing thing to come forward and be a role model in such difficult circumstances.
I am in complete agreement and I also would like to commend Brad Pitt for not running away. Some guys would.
Nice post. Good on her. It's a hell of a thing to have to share with the world. Fame has such a steep price.
I admire that she shared that. My friend Catherine had breast cancer and decided to have both breasts removed, instead of just the one with the cancer. She is a nude model, well known in the Atlanta area, and so decided to have the construction, too. It was difficult to see her in so much emotional pain after the diagnosis, but she looks better than ever. And I'm so glad she is OK, having lost two dear friends to breast cancer already.
She is an amazing woman, isn't she? Love her for doing that and you know it was not an easy decision for her to make and how hard it must've been to be in that hospital room knowing what was about to happen...and the reconstruction part. I just think she's the bravest woman on the planet, really. To come public with it and give hope to other women is just remarkable.
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I feel grateful not to have to make such a decision.
i have to say I never was much of an Angelia Jolie fan, but her stock went up exponentially after making this decision and then being so very public about it. Three cheers. She has helped many women; many who may not even yet know they will be confronted with the same choice.
I have always been her fan. She seems to be a very special person. I also say BRAVA!
I couldn't agree with you more. What a role model.
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