Angelina Jolie Had Double Mastectomy

37 years old celebrity Angelina Jolie shared she underwent double mastectomy due to high risk of breast cancer. The move was triggered by her mother's fight against cancer, who died in 2007 at the age of 56. Jolie was told that she had 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer.
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It has been established that Jolie carries a gene called BRCA1. This is known to increase the risk of both breast and ovarian cancers. 

Mastectomy of Jolie required at least three months of medical procedures. According to Angelina herself, the surgery included implants for breasts reconstruction.

Angelina Jolie hoped that other women around the would take her experience as an inspiration to be more aware of the risks that can be inflicted by the said cancer. According to her:
I choose not to keep my story private because there are many women who do not know that they might be living under the shadow of cancer
It is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested, and that if they have a high risk they, too, will know that they have strong options.
Jolie has been praised by fellow celebrities, families and fans alike, for her bravery, honesty and strength.

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