Angelina Jolie Mastectomy Shows her Love to Life & her Children
The Angelina Jolie mastectomy has been multiplying headlines within media sources all over the world. The Oscar Winning actress decided to share her story to serve as encouragement for other women that might be facing similar statistics. She was told by her doctors that she had an 87% risk of breast cancer as well as a 50% percent risk of ovarian cancer. This and the fact that her mother died in 2007 after a long fight against cancer at the age of 56, motivated her to carry on the mastectomy.
Angelina Jolie's surgery has given much to talk about to the media who has been responsible for making the news go viral. Our doctors here at Discount Medical Supplies praise the media's coverage on it and truly believe that this topic should be put out in the open to raise awareness on this type of cancer. Countless women around the world look up to Angelina as an actress, activist and even as a mother and are very likely to follow her footsteps if they have the opportunity to do so.
"I choose not to keep my story private because there are many women who do not know that they might be living under the shadow of cancer," Jolie said in the Times article. "It is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested, and that if they have a high risk they, too, will know that they have strong options."
Jolie is the carrier of the BRCA1 gene that is responsible of increasing the risk of breast and ovarian cancer according to the Cancer Institute at Stanford Medicine. Women that carry this gene have a 65% average lifetime risk of incurring cancer many of them suffering it at an early age.
The medical procedures she had to undergo where handled by the best doctors and state of the art medical supplies. It has been a process of 3 months for her to complete the mastectomies including the reconstruction of her breasts through implants. Having her partner, Brad Pitt, every step of the way by her side is also an example to the male population to support their wives, daughters and mothers at all times under the same situation. Angelina also mentioned that her children are her most important treasures and she will do anything to stay by their side as much as possible.
Angelina Jolie's mastectomy is not the only one that has made it to the media headlines. Sharon Osborne also put herself through a preventive double mastectomy and Allyn Rose, the Miss American contestant representing District of Columbia, will undergo a double mastectomy as soon as she finishes her year of serving as Miss DC.