Angelina Jolie revealed that genetically, she was at a high risk for breast and ovarian cancers, after learning that she carried fault gene, BRCA1.
Once Angelina knew that this was her reality, she decided to be proactive and took preventive measures to minimize the risk as much she could. This was the reason why she had a preventive double mastectomy.
Angelina Jolie completed three months of procedures last February and underwent breast reconstruction surgery.
Jolie still has another surgery to be carried out that will get her through to the next stage. She feels fortunate and she has a wonderful team of doctors who have helped her at every stage of her procedure.
Angelina Jolie, actress, director and mother of six gorgeous kids says that she has connected with many people about health issues after she penned an op-ed in May 2103 revealing that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy earlier that March.
Through her pain and personal journey, Jolie said she can now empathize with strangers.
“Wherever I go, usually I run into women and we talk about health issues, women’s issues, breast cancer, ovarian cancer. I’ve talked to men about their daughters’ and wives’ health. It makes me feel closer to other people who deal with the same things and have either lost their parents or are considering surgeries or wondering about their children. I was very, very moved by all the support and kindness from so many people.” said Angelina, who now wants to help as many people as she can.
On the work front, Angelina Jolie has just rapped up a film titled Unbroken, the true-life tale of World War II heroism, which she has directed and is currently editing.
Here’s wishing this gorgeous human being a great career and a very healthy life ahead.