April Clem
April Clem

Awesome she wasnt willing to accept being knocked down without a fight, wow much props u proud woman!!

Lisa Cruz
Lisa Cruz

I don't find Angelina's decision to have a double mastectomy courageous, brave, or any other term that makes it sound as though she did anything special. The statistics went from a 65% chance to 88% chance of DEVELOPING breast cancer. She got a boob job without the negative press. If she wants to be brave or heroic then let her pay for some treatment for those that have it. That's a hero. Provide for children of the families going through treatment. Offer to pay for a women or man that...

I don't find Angelina's decision to have a double mastectomy courageous, brave, or any other term that makes it sound as though she did anything special. The statistics went from a 65% chance to 88% chance of DEVELOPING breast cancer. She got a boob job without the negative press. If she wants to be brave or heroic then let her pay for some treatment for those that have it. That's a hero. Provide for children of the families going through treatment. Offer to pay for a women or man that has it to receive a double. My daughter HAS BREAST CANCER. She was only offered the removal of one breast. Now when a lump appears in the remaining breast it's tests and biopsies all over again.

Salwa Fares
Salwa Fares

I DO THINK IT IS NOT COURGE TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT IT IS STUPID SHE MAY DIE FROM UNEXPECTED CAUSE AND ALSO SHE HAS CHANCE TO DO EVEN DAILY FOLLOW UP

Arshi Khan
Arshi Khan
  • Salwa Fares

very true whats bound to happen will happen and none on the planet can save you from that its foolish only jus because shes a celebrity such a hype is being created.

Amy Kafkaloff
Amy Kafkaloff

Angelina is a very brave and intelligent woman. I would want to know also. All the best to you Angelina.

Bill Clark
Bill Clark
  • Amy Kafkaloff

Yes Angelina is a very brave and intelligent woman. I would want to know also. All the best to you Angellina. <3

Cesário Baldenegro Molina
Cesário Baldenegro Molina
  • Amy Kafkaloff

I love Angeline, hurra for your decision

Ati Petrov
Ati Petrov
  • Amy Kafkaloff

Although it is true that she is brave, her decision is driven by fear and dare I say - ignorance.
She is also a public figure, leading by example. The whole theory about genes and cancer is new and unproven. Meanwhile "brave" women are rushing to mutilate their body.
Does anyone really believe her body won't react to this? Or that she does not look in the mirror and doubt her decision in her private moments?
It is all grand and great to act the part of a hero, and totally irresponsible to endorse a dubious practice like breast mutilation.

Amy Kafkaloff
Amy Kafkaloff
  • Amy Kafkaloff

Yes, its true; there is still an uncertainty with cancer, and cancer cells can spread to other parts. Although it is new and unproven, she is still a brave woman, not sure if I would want to do this procedure myself.

Sarah Walker
Sarah Walker
  • Amy Kafkaloff

I think whatever the current level of proof, the opportunity for women who identify a familial risk of female cancers to be tested for a gene, which then empowers them to make a decision about their own bodies and preventative measures they might take, can only be a good thing - as long as they are counselled and it is only promoted for women where a high risk is identified, as I am assured by a consultant happens. Whether it's brave or not is a matter of opinion, but I'm sure the decision...

I think whatever the current level of proof, the opportunity for women who identify a familial risk of female cancers to be tested for a gene, which then empowers them to make a decision about their own bodies and preventative measures they might take, can only be a good thing - as long as they are counselled and it is only promoted for women where a high risk is identified, as I am assured by a consultant happens. Whether it's brave or not is a matter of opinion, but I'm sure the decision to "mutilate their bodies" as one commentator puts it is not taken lightly by any woman. See our story today on the issue and another tomorrow on a Tees hospital consultant who is reassuring women over this. http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/2013/05/15/nunthorpe-sisters-agonised-like-angelina-jolie-over-mastectomy-84229-33334238/

Amy Kafkaloff
Amy Kafkaloff
  • Amy Kafkaloff

Anyone who has cancer, is brave. My mom has cancer, and she has a very positive attitude! This is the best way to deal with it, besides medicine of course.

Iman Mohamed Mohd
Iman Mohamed Mohd
  • Amy Kafkaloff

angalina ..is going for mastectomy in advance ,,and this is not her decistion the doctors will decide ,,but she not yet having any symptomse ,,of cancer ..so why all this tragedy ,,most of us could have the gene and its not yet a disease ,,i think she should not decide for mastectomy ,its the fears she hase she need to do retreat n remoe her ideas about her body also the stress,

Paolo Merolla
Paolo Merolla

She sucks, she did an absolutely wrong thing. I can't believe a doctor did this!!!
Cancer is not certainly so easy to predict. I'm so disgusted and I fear emulation. We doctors should take a stand against this act of heavy madness, done probably by a woman with problem of dependence or other mental ones.
DISGUSTING -MEDIA SHOULD NOT TALK ABOUT THIS
Genetics enters in the "predisposition" to breast cancer, and only in part, there are other factors obviously. Plus, we're not talking about a...

She sucks, she did an absolutely wrong thing. I can't believe a doctor did this!!!
Cancer is not certainly so easy to predict. I'm so disgusted and I fear emulation. We doctors should take a stand against this act of heavy madness, done probably by a woman with problem of dependence or other mental ones.
DISGUSTING -MEDIA SHOULD NOT TALK ABOUT THIS
Genetics enters in the "predisposition" to breast cancer, and only in part, there are other factors obviously. Plus, we're not talking about a single gene. This is madness: there is early detection - horrendous and presumptuous act.

DavidGem Lomath
DavidGem Lomath
  • Paolo Merolla

OK ,DONT GET SO MAD ABOUT.CALM DOWN.

Paolo Merolla
Paolo Merolla
  • Paolo Merolla

Okay friend.

Suzanne Marcella Learned Camarillo
Suzanne Marcella Learned Camarillo
  • Paolo Merolla

If a male doctor had the chance of getting testicular cancer, do you think he would cut off his ba**s as preventative medical care? HELL NO !!!! But he will cut off a woman's breasts as preventative care, no problem. What's wrong with this picture is what's wrong wirh healthcare. They are in it for the money not the health of patients !!!

Paolo Merolla
Paolo Merolla
  • Paolo Merolla

I totally agree - I was fired because I talked too much about those monsters. I am not like them and I lost everything. Only, female doctors are the same as we males are.

Omar Rodriguez
Omar Rodriguez

I guess it does help women and familes to make such a decision.

Suzanne Marcella Learned Camarillo
Suzanne Marcella Learned Camarillo
  • Omar Rodriguez

I don't think ths helped anyone except the doctors & hospital that made the money from this COMPLETELY unnecessary procedure !!!!!!!

Sandra Rivera
Sandra Rivera

Angelina . . . my hat and heart goes out to you . . . for been so brave and sharing your story . . . me and my Sisters as well as my Cousins and Aunt had the gene test done for BRACA 1 and BRACA 2 in my case it was 2 and it was a difficult decision of what's next . . . after my Breast Cancer . . . I had to go thought getting a Hysterectomy . . . it was a hard decision . . . now I have a peace of mind and less worries . . . God Blesss everyone that has to make these difficult decisions . ....

Angelina . . . my hat and heart goes out to you . . . for been so brave and sharing your story . . . me and my Sisters as well as my Cousins and Aunt had the gene test done for BRACA 1 and BRACA 2 in my case it was 2 and it was a difficult decision of what's next . . . after my Breast Cancer . . . I had to go thought getting a Hysterectomy . . . it was a hard decision . . . now I have a peace of mind and less worries . . . God Blesss everyone that has to make these difficult decisions . . . I been there as well as my family . . .xoxoxo . . . The best of all is coming your way . . . many blessings!!!!

DavidGem Lomath
DavidGem Lomath

WELL THEY ARE HER BREASTS AND IT WAS HER CHOICE,THE THOUGHT OF MAYBE DYING AND LEAVING HER CHILDREN AND HUSBAND WAS A LARGE OF
IT,I JUST HOPE SHE WILL NEVER GET ANY OTHER FORMS OF CANCER THAT MAY STILL TAKE HER LIFE.

Rain Srain
Rain Srain
  • DavidGem Lomath

None can escape from his fate ..GOD Bless you.

Kimo Monzer Karkash
Kimo Monzer Karkash

yes we all have great empathy but want better understanding, and i full agree about being more open as early as possible. because there is always possibility and mutable way to deal with the matter in the early stage before it become uncontrollable, i think the time have come to free our conservative mind from its primitive view of the world and to look with new eyes to the problem. wish all the best of life and health. Good luck Angelina with you offers, and we will be there to support you the best we can

Rain Srain
Rain Srain
  • Kimo Monzer Karkash

Be sure& be aware that all of the human beings are under mercy of GOD.

Sue Samways
Sue Samways

I have had the BRCA1 gene test and fortunately found to be negative, all of my siblings (including male) were checked and only one was found to be positive. It is not a decision that anyone should take likely because you have to think through all of the what if's and your potential actions needs.

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