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MAY 15, 2013 - The Guardian

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Angelina Jolie praised for revelation over double mastectomy

Health campaigners praise actor's decision to go public to encourage other women to check for defective gene BRCA1Angelina Jolie has revealed she has had a preventive double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer.Health campaigners praised her decision to go public with the news, which she said was prompted by a desire to encourage other women to get gene-tested and to raise awareness of the options available to those at risk.The actor has a defective gene, BRCA1, which doctors told her had increased her risk of developing breast cancer to 87%, and her risk of ovarian ... Read More

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