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    Default Angelina Jolie says she has undergone a preventive double mastectomy

    Angelina Jolie says she has undergone a preventive double mastectomy after being told that she had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer, along with a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer.

    In an article published in the opinion section of Tuesday's New York Times, Jolie said her decision was informed by her mother's long fight against cancer. Marcheline Bertrand died in 2007 at age 56.

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    My God. What an incredibly brave step. I applaud her - especially given the fact that she is such a prominent figure, whose career very much depends upon how she looks on screen.

    Hopefully, this will demonstrate to other women faced with a similarly agonising and life-changing decision that a mastectomy needn't be something to fear in terms of lessening one's femininity.
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    Out of ignorance I ask this question.

    After a full masectomy, can they still put in implants and reconstruct everything? I am saying that out of curiousity, not caring whether or not she is still attractive or not.

    If you can, I am sure it would make it an easier decision for women to make.
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    yes and apparently she has already gone thru reconstruction

    Christina Applegate made the same tough choice a few years ago

    very brave

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    Apparently she was also advised to have both ovaries removed but has put off having that particular surgery as she isn't sure whether she and Brad have completed their family yet...Mind you, they've had three biological children already - so, personally speaking, if I were in her position, I'd have the operation post-haste. However, I can well imagine that she needs time to recover from this first round of surgery before contemplating any further major medical procedures.
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    Christ, good thing they didn't tell her she was at risk for brain cancer.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    After a full masectomy, can they still put in implants and reconstruct everything?
    Yes. In fact, they managed to build her back to a Double D just by taking 30% of the botox collagen out of her lips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dibblekins View Post
    Apparently she was also advised to have both ovaries removed but has put off having that particular surgery as she isn't sure whether she and Brad have completed their family yet...Mind you, they've had three biological children already - so, personally speaking, if I were in her position, I'd have the operation post-haste. However, I can well imagine that she needs time to recover from this first round of surgery before contemplating any further major medical procedures.
    they told her that she had an 87 % risk of breast cancer and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer

    wow when you have a bunch of kids like she does it makes those odds look even worse...I agree with you ... I would probably call my family finished and get the surgery asap



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