Angelina Jolie breast surgery: Double Mastectomy reduces cancer chance to just 5%

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    Angelina Jolie breast removal surgery is hogging limelight. Double Mastectomy has reportedly reduced cancer chance in Jolie to just 5%

    Angelina Jolie has set the internet afire by disclosing to the world that she has undergone a breast removal surgery and has got them removed as she was prone to breast cancer. The actor said that she underwent the surgery after getting to know that there was 87 percent chance of her getting breast cancer. Now after the breast removal operation, the actor says the threat of her being affected by the deadly disease has decreased to just 5 percent.

    Since her announcement the news has gone viral on internet and has been trending on Facebook, Twitter and Google. Her fans are all praise for one of the best Hollywood actresses and suggest that making the choice must have been very difficult for her and her husband Brad Pitt.  They also agree that not just undergoing the breast removal surgery must have been very difficult for her, letting the world know about it must have been equally difficult for the actor who has three biological children and three adopted children.

    Angelina Jolie while writing in New York Times said, “My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman…Only a fraction of breast cancers result from an inherited gene mutation. Those with a defect in BRCA1 have a 65 percent risk of getting it, on average”.

    Most of the people are appreciative of her courage to undergo the surgery and let the world know about it. A reader says, “So happy to see this from a ‘ public figure ‘ – – My only sister had breast cancer at 27 yrs. old. . .and died when she was 33. . .leaving 2 little babies. I’m 12 years older and thinking: “I’d better pay attention ” !! So, of course I have my check-ups etc”.

    Angelina Jolie is one of the finest and among the highest paid Hollywood actors. The actor said that because of this gene, known as BRCA1, her doctors estimated she had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer. Her mother died of cancer at the age of 56, she said. While writing in NYTimes she says, “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…I started with the breasts, as my risk of breast cancer is higher than my risk of ovarian cancer, and the surgery is more complex”.