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    Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventative Double Mastectomy

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    Wow.... she did not have cancer, she simply had a
    blood test showed she was genetically susceptible to cancer.
    So she underwent major surgery to prevent something that may or may not have been an issue for her.

    That seems highly CRAZY to me.

    Would you undergo something that traumatic to prevent the possibility of getting cancer?

    Detected early enough aren't most breast cancer cases survivable?

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    Re: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventative Double Mastectomy

    Seems a bit drastic to me, but it's her call.


    So when was this done btw?

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    Re: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventative Double Mastectomy

    I wonder where insurance coverage falls on this?

    It's voluntary, elective surgery right? Not that Angie cares, but what about others?

    I'd suspect insurance would not cover any of that.

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    Re: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventative Double Mastectomy

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    omg! Celebrity gossip, news photos, babies, couples, hotties, and more - omg! from Yahoo!

    Wow.... she did not have cancer, she simply had a

    So she underwent major surgery to prevent something that may or may not have been an issue for her.

    That seems highly CRAZY to me.

    Would you undergo something that traumatic to prevent the possibility of getting cancer?

    Detected early enough aren't most breast cancer cases survivable?
    Knowing how bad the odds are with those kinds of genes... yeah, I'd think about it. It's not unheard of for women to do this.

    Why wait until you have cancer? Especially since it's extremely likely you will?

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    Re: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventative Double Mastectomy

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    So when was this done btw?
    Over the course of three months, beginning in February and ending in late April, Jolie went through a series of medical procedures to have her breasts removed and then reconstructed. And her fiancé, Brad Pitt, stood by her side every step of the way.
    According to article...

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    Re: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventative Double Mastectomy

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Knowing how bad the odds are with those kinds of genes... yeah, I'd think about it. It's not unheard of for women to do this.

    Why wait until you have cancer? Especially since it's extremely likely you will?
    But you might not.

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    Re: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventative Double Mastectomy

    My cousin had this done about 15 years ago.
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    Re: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventative Double Mastectomy

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    My cousin had this done about 15 years ago.
    Did insurance cover it?

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    Re: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventative Double Mastectomy

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Did insurance cover it?
    Don't remember and we've lost touch so I don't know how to reach her. I don't think so.
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    Re: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Preventative Double Mastectomy

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    But you might not.
    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.

    Average 65 percent lifetime risk for breast cancer
    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.

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