Angelina's breast removal came as a big shock to the world. After all, she didn't actually have breast cancer but made her decision based on her supposedly great risk of developing breast cancer. To some people Angelina Jolie has become a role model for women while for others, she's a self-mutilating freak. What is your personal opinion based on the fact that her mother died of breast cancer at an early age and she carries the same high-risk genes. According to experts, by undertaking this preventative mastectomy she could lower her breast cancer risk from over 80% down to approx. 5%. I'm interested in this topic as I've already had to undergo two biopsies which both have turned out to be benign tumors that didn't need to be removed. But every time I go for my check-up I'm worried that I might get bad news so I can definitely sympathize with Angelina.
I thought the majority of the secular world supported a woman's choice to do whatever she wants to her own body. This actually is *only her body. I figure she made the best choice she could, based on medical advise. That's that.
How DARE some woman I've never met remove her breasts for personal reasons that don't involve me whatsoever?!
HOW DARE SHE?!
I think Angelina Jolie made a wise decision having a preemptive double mastectomy.
I am hoping the incredible attention this is getting will raise awareness and encourage
otherthis women to have genetic testing to determine their risk.
However, if it turns out that the test Angelina Jolie had is only available to people of means, that severely diminishes the example she sets to others.
by Karen Hellier 5 years ago
What do you think of Angelina Jolie's recent decision to have a double mastectomy?If you are a woman and had the same test results, would you have made the same decision? If you're a man, would you want your wife/significant other to do the same?
by Jill Spencer 2 years ago
Does Angelina Jolie's passive-aggressive tweet re the Paris attacks tick you off, too?As the world reacts in horror, sadness and anger over the Paris attacks, Jolie tweeted, "Whilst everyone talks about #Paris no one mentions the #ISIS attack in #Lebanon yesterday. I pray for both...
by alexandriaruthk 5 years ago
Will you consider mastectomy, breast removal if you have risk of breast cancer?It is tough for women.
by Ralph Schwartz 3 years ago
What is your opinion on getting a Preventative Mastectomy with no Breast Cancer Diagnosis?Being that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I heard about this procedure on the radio - as a man and unable to understand all the emotions behind it, I wanted to hear from others and learn more.
by definitions 5 years ago
Do you like Angelina Jolie more nowI admit, I feel a little guilty because I thought she was somewhat shallow earlier on, but her recent braveness in getting a mastectomy makes me think what a beautiful and brave person - inside and out. How about you?
by samman 7 years ago
Does wearing a bra increase the breast cancer risk?
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