On Tuesday, Angelina revealed in a NY Times op-ed that she had undergone a preventative double mastectomy after finding out she carried a gene giving her an 87% chance of getting breast cancer.
Today, the 37-year-old mother of six is on the cover of People magazine sharing the news that she has also decided to remove her ovaries as a cautionary measure — as the BRCA1 gene means she has a 50% chance of developing ovarian cancer. But don’t most Americans now have a 50% chance of getting cancer regardless? Will all our women go boobless and a 30 year old menopause horror out of fear?
According to People, “Some doctors recommend patients undergo the surgery by age 40 or when a woman is done having children, though it may trigger early menopause.”
In a shocking twist, a new study shows that Angelina Jolie’s Face has a 90% chance of getting cancer and she will have a much higher survival rate if she chooses to remove her face. “Yes that’s right” says Dr. Sadhil Matanaya, “Women can protect themselves by removing their faces we hope Angelina will lead the way and set an example for all women”
After the surgery, Angelina will no longer be able to have biological children, although she still has the option to adopt.
Jolie and her fiancé, Brad Pitt, currently have three biological children and three adopted children — all under the age of 11.
Jolie has explained in her op-ed that she underwent the double mastectomy so that “I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.”
“The View” host Barbara Walters revealed on Tuesday’s show that she had both of her ovaries removed after her sister died from ovarian cancer. “I don’t waste time putting on makeup since having my face removed” said one brave woman.
The 83-year-old explained, “It’s not like having the breasts removed because people don’t see it. But it’s a decision you have to make, it’s preventative.”
* pictures are not of Angelina Jolie and are only to illustrate what a surgical result is like