Elective Mastectomy and Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Fair play to Angelina Jolie.

She has divulged the news that she decided to have a double mastectomy in order to protect herself (and her family) from the estimated 87% risk of her developing breast cancer due to a faulty gene.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/opinion/my-medical-choice.html?_r=1&

Of course, she could probably have kept this quiet, but says she has gone public in order to reassure other women.

I’ve never really been a fan, if I’m honest, but in an industry obsessed by appearance, being this candid about something so personal seems to me an admirable choice.

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