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Thread: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventative Double Mastectomy

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    Re: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventative Double Mastectomy

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Let's put it this way. It's more likely than not that you will. Especially with the type she has. She says her risk was actually 87% with her genetic factors.


    Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (BRCA1 / BRCA2) - Information About Cancer - Stanford Cancer Center - Stanford Medicine

    You wanna roll those dice?

    And here's the thing. They're just tits. Sacks of fat. They don't matter all that much.

    If that were me, it sure as hell ain't worth resigning myself to probably winding up with cancer in middle age.


    87% chance? Okay, now it makes sense.

    Cancer is aweful stuff.

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    Re: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventative Double Mastectomy

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    I'll tell you exactly why you put yourself through the surgery.

    I've had exactly the same surgery twice. It's called a pelvic laparoscopy.

    The first time, I had it while I was ill and weak. I had a gigantic ovarian cyst that had to be removed. Recovery was slow and painful (relatively speaking).

    The second time (keep in mind, I had scar tissue at this point), I had it electively while healthy. I was feeling fine the very same day and I healed twice as fast.

    That's why you do the surgery when you're still healthy. Especially if you damn well know you're probably going to wind up sick if you don't.

    I'm sorry, but I think sitting around waiting to get cancer is ridiculous. They're just boobs.

    Keep in mind, not ALL types of breast cancer have a good survival rate. Some of them are quite grim.

    And even if you manage to luck out and get a cancer that's easier to treat, your chance of survival is STILL more than 10% lower than it would have been if you'd had the surgery first.

    I don't get why someone would risk that over boobs.


    Yeah I get that. My best bud's wife had breast cancer, had a mastectomy in her late 30's. A decade later it came back with a vengeance, they couldn't fight it down and it killed her. He was just destroyed by it, because they had a storybook-romance marriage for nearly 20 years... I spent most of a year putting him back together from the pieces.

    If she'd known she probably would have done it too. If you don't get cancer the first time, you dont have to worry about it coming back.

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    Re: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventative Double Mastectomy

    Jolie was told she had an 87% probability of getting breast cancer, potentially in the next ten years since her mother died in her mid-fifties. Jolie looked at her children and her husband, and decided to exchange that for a 95% probability that she would live 20, 30, 40 more years with the people she loved.

    Duh.

    She was intelligent and courageous, especially by going public.

    For those males who are going gaga over this (on another thread about this, men were positively hysterical, lol), would you view it differently if it was your wife/loved one who had to choose between a nearly 90% probability of an exceptionally lethal type of breast cancer, or a 95% probability of spending decades and decades more with you? Keep in mind, boobs are not penises, and they are not testicles. They can be, well, replaced.

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    Re: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventative Double Mastectomy

    If I had a family history of it, I would certainly consider it.

    I don't, thank God.


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    Re: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventative Double Mastectomy

    A friend of my wifes has been talking about doing this and I thought she was insane but now that I have become better informed she may be right. Angelina is educating people on this even me.

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    Re: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventative Double Mastectomy

    This thread is so much better than the other one. Good job on the rationality, guys.

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    Re: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventative Double Mastectomy

    I guess she missed the CNN Medicine article a few years back of research that was done that women who perform fellatio at least 3 times a week and swallow have a almost zero incident of breast cancer. Maybe she should of tried that first.

    Oh, wait, the article was shown to be a fake, oh, well, still think she should of given that a try first.
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    Re: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventative Double Mastectomy

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    I guess she missed the CNN Medicine article a few years back of research that was done that women who perform fellatio at least 3 times a week and swallow have a almost zero incident of breast cancer. Maybe she should of tried that first.

    Oh, wait, the article was shown to be a fake, oh, well, still think she should of given that a try first.
    Maybe she did. You'll have to ask Brad.

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    Re: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventative Double Mastectomy

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    It can't be an easy decision to make, especially someone in a position like Angelina Jolie.
    I don't know. Considering she got the new Cohesive Gel type for replacement, they will never sag. I'll bet she started sagging...

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    Re: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventative Double Mastectomy

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    I don't know. Considering she got the new Cohesive Gel type for replacement, they will never sag. I'll bet she started sagging...
    Complete ignorance. For one thing, no reputable surgeon would perform such a surgery without good cause.

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