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Angelina Jolie Mastectomy: Actress Had Procedure to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
4 years ago
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Angelina Jolie Mastectomy: Actress Had Procedure to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

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 Christian - 12 minutes ago - 

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie reveals that she's had a double mastectomy, in a written article, after discovering she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she'd get breast cancer.

4 years ago

I think I have ethical problems with this sort of treatment. What about a radical change in diet or something less drastic?

4 years ago

I was also surprised by this news. Angelina did a very brave step to have double mastectomy but I think for me she should have taken care of herself and be healthy. If she said that she had this "faulty gene" does it really mean she would have cancer like 100%? There could have been other options to prevent cancer, right?

Thanks Christian for sharing!

4 years ago

(NaturalNews) In a New York Times op-ed explaining her decision to have both of her breasts surgically removed even though she doesn't have breast cancer, Angelina Jolie cited risk numbers as key to her decision. She said that doctors told her she had an "87% risk of breast cancer." Her solution? Undergo three months of surgical procedures and have her breasts cut out.

Problem solved, right? With her breasts removed, she says her risk of breast cancer is now reduced to a mere 5 percent. The same bizarre logic can also be applied to men who cut off their testicles to "prevent testicular cancer" or people who cut out their colons to "prevent colorectal cancer." But that would be insane, so nobody does that, because one of the most basic principles of medicine is that you don't subject patients to the considerable risks and costs of surgery and anesthesia to remove organs that have no disease!

But the really sad part about all this is that Angelina Jolie was lied to. She didn't have an 87% risk of breast cancer in the first place. All the women reading her NYT op-ed piece are also being lied to. Here's why...

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This post was modified from its original form on 15 May, 9:56
4 years ago

Do not get me wrong here, i believe that she probably did have other choices she could have made besides removing her breasts. But I also think it is dangerous that if you eat these foods you never have to worry about cancer. I also believe there are people who do have a higher risk of a disease then other people. For example, almost all of my immediate family has diabetes. So far I have been able not to get it, but I am still at a higher risk then the average population of developing it at some point. Same with heart disease or cancer. If there is a lot of heart disease in your family, you have a higher percent of getting it then someone else.

4 years ago

Beware! Not every doctor acts ethically.

My late mother had a biopsy and before the results were in, he performed a radical mastectomy on her. The results of the biopsy turned out to be negative.

I was told that the doctor came out of the Operating Room and told my dad that he doesn't have to worry anymore about his wife getting breast cancer.


I am in tears while thinking about and writing this comment about the unnecessary surgery that he did.

PLEASE for your health sake, get a second opinion and be sure of the results before allowing a doctor to operate.

4 years ago

Yes, Tammy it is so true that there is a higher risk of any health issue genetically. And yes let us never be so arrogant to think just because we are eating and drinking in a wonderfully healthy manner that we will not get anything. There are no guarantees.

In my family there are 2 other women who also suffered from chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.  I did my best to find a natural way to heal and after 15 years of not being well I healed totally and that was 12 years ago. The other 2 women are still unwell. I am the only one of the 3 of us that went totally medications at all and no artificial vitamin pills.....just real food.

Still there is no point me feeling arrogant about this as one never knows what will happen. All we can do is our best. And maybe for Angelina this was the best thing for her to do. 

What we have to remember is that how do we know what someone else is to do?

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