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Checkout Why Angelina Jolie Had Breast Removal Surgery

Celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are well-known for undergoing double mastectomy, or the surgical removal of both breasts, respectively. In addition, she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as well. It's important to note that she didn't just make this decision out of thin air.

Breast cancer and ovarian cancer risk increased by 87% and 50%, respectively, due to Angelina's mutation in the BCRA1 gene on her chromosome The disease took her mother's life at the age of 56 due to both breast and ovarian malignancies. The disease took the lives of her grandma and aunt as well. Due to her increased risk of breast cancer, she chose to have her breasts removed as a preventative measure.

According to what she had to say "Although the risk varies for every woman, my physicians calculated that I had an 87% chance of breast cancer and a 50% chance of ovarian cancer from their observations. I resolved to be proactive and reduce the danger as much as possible as I realized this was my reality. A preventative double mastectomy was what I had decided on."

Although it was a difficult decision for her to make, she has never looked back.

"It wasn't an easy choice to go forward with a double mastectomy for me either. The decision is one I am proud of, though. From 87% to 5% less likely now, I'll have breast cancer. Breast cancer isn't going to be the end of me, and I can tell my children that "in her own words,

It's normal to experience some post-operative adverse effects, but for Angelina, the benefits far outweigh any potential dangers of ovarian or breast cancer. Because of the adverse effects of the operation, she is on hormone replacement treatment. It had been six years since Angelina Jolie had her first kid, a boy named Pax.

In order to finish the procedure, both breasts had reconstruction and implants. According to Dr. Stephanie Bernik, chief of surgical oncology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, a double mastectomy is the "optimal option for someone who carries a BRCA mutation." With regards to post-operative cosmetics and implants he stated that: "As a result of advances in reconstructive surgery, the possibilities for patients have increased substantially in the last few years. Women may rest easy knowing that removing their breasts will leave them with a very good to outstanding aesthetic result."

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