Angelina Jolie is a very well known and much loved Hollywood actress, who is best known for her lovely face and sexy body. So naturally when Angie got a double mastectomy, everyone had to be talking about it. Yes, Angie has revealed to the media that she got a double mastectomy recently. For those of you who don't know what a mastectomy is, it means that Angie has gotten rid of her breasts, both of them.
Now you may wonder what brought Angie to take this shocking decision. The story is that Agie's mother died of breast cancer and Angie also has the gene for this disease. So she got rid of her girls to reduce the chances of dying from the disease like her mother did. Here's what Angie said to the media about the fears her children had: "We often speak of 'Mommy's mommy', and I find myself trying to explain the illness that took her away from us. They have asked if the same could happen to me. I have always told them not to worry, but the truth is I carry a 'faulty' gene. Once I knew this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much as I could. I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy."
Angie has revealed that the doctors estimated that her chances of getting breast cancer were as high as 87%. Anyone would have been scared with those numbers! Brad Pitt has been by Angie's side throughout the duration of the treatment which took 3 months, and ended this April.
This sould set an example for women worldwide who suffer from the disease or are likely to get it. Our breasts do not define who we are. It is a bold step, but necessary, don't you think?