Angelina Jolie embraces Double mastectomy due to Cancer fears..

Bismi Robbika Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Reports have emerged that Hollywood stunning Diva Angelina Jolie has had to have a double Masectomy due to fears she had a 87% chance of Breast Cancer.

DailymailUK reports that the The actress made the decision to undergo the procedure in February after learning that she is a carrier of the BRCA1 cancer gene.
The 37-year-old's mother Marcheline Bertrand died at the age of 56 from ovarian cancer, which Angelina revealed she has a 50% chance of contracting.

The Telegraph also reports that her Husband Brad Pitt has been extremely supportive.

Jolie adds "Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could. I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy."

waking up after the major operation to remove the breast tissue felt like a “scene out of a science-fiction film”.However, she believes the final results of surgery to reconstruct breasts with implants could be “beautiful”. She completed her medical procedures on April 27.
“I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy.
“But it is one I am very happy that I made. My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 per cent to under 5 per cent.
“I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer. It is reassuring that they see nothing that makes them uncomfortable.
They can see my small scars and that’s it. Everything else is just Mommy, the same as she always was. And they know that I love them and will do anything to be with them as long as I can.
                      Brave choice: Angelina looked in good spirits as she attended the Women in the World event following the initial stage of the procedures
Her Journey is reflected below:

February 2nd - Angelina begins three months of treatments prior to undergoing a preventative double mastectomy, starting with a 'nipple delay, which rules out disease in the breast ducts behind the nipple and draws extra blood flow to the area'
February 16th - The actress undergoes the major surgery - an eight hour operation which sees the breast tissue removed before temporary fillers are put in place
March 26th - Angelina is pictured in the Republic of Congo with William Hague following the initial operation
April 4th - Angelina attends the Women in the World Summit in New York looking in good spirits
April 11th - Angelina is pictured with William Hague at the G8 Summit in London 
April 20th - Angelina has the final operation as her breasts are reconstructed with implants
April 27th - The mother-of-six completes the medical process. She is told that the surgery was a success and her chances of contracting breast cancer have now been reduced from 87% to less than 5%
May 14th - Angelina reveals her decision in an editorial piece published in the New York Times newspaper


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