Angelina Jolie has Preventive Double Mastectomy

Posted by: on May 14, 2013 | No Comments

American actress and half of our favourite celebrity super-couple, Brangelina, speaks out about her double mastectomy.

Having discovered that the star held an 87% risk of developing breast cancer, and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer, Angelina Jolie reveals that she underwent a double mastectomy earlier this year. Following three months of surgery and medical care, Angelina’s risk of developing breast cancer has now dropped to under 5%. The procedure began in February and was completed by the end of April.

Explaining that it wasn’t an easy decision, Angelina says: ‘I am fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive.’

Encouraging other women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer to consider their medical options, the mother of six adds: ‘I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.’