Post # 1
Wow! After reading about the test she took, her results, and what she chose to do to reduce the risk, I have to say that I am really impressed and proud of her as a fellow woman. She chose to remove her breasts rather than risk the chance of her kids having to watch their mother go through cancer and possibly have their mother die too soon and I think that is very brave and selfless. Reading about this made me feel like I should go get a mammogram or perhaps even get tested for this gene myself given that I have a close family history of breast cancer.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
I’m very sad she (or any woman) has to go through this, but it definitely is inspirational!
Post # 4
I have to admit that I’m really jealous of Angelina Jolie because she always seems like an all-around amazing person. Everyone thinks she’s beautiful, she married Brad pitt, she’s a peace ambassador, a successful actress, a successful director, and even when something terrible happens to her, she bounces back and comes out even stronger and wiser, and she’s tough as nails.
One day I’d like to hear about some leaked video where she was cursing like a pirate and throwing a ridiculous tantrum just so she seems more human and less like a superhero prophet of the world.
All that aside though, it’s still really amazing what she did – it sets a great example for her kids as well as other women who are in her position but are scared to go through with something like that. It’s always better to hear about celebrities who aren’t always overly obsessed with their appearance over their health.
Post # 5
@harleyq: ah man my thoughts exactly she totally rocks on ALL levels! would be nice to see something like the video u imagine lolololol
I love angelina, she is beautiful inside and out.
Post # 6
I think she made a good decision based on what facts she had. I’ve had boob surgery before and I know it isn’t fun. Didn’t Christina Applegate do something similar? I think it’s good Angelina is publicizing this – it may save some lives.
I guess the bonus (besides reduced risk of cancer) is she gets a nice perky set of implants?
Post # 7
I have massive respect for Angelina Jolie after reading her article. I’ve been thinking a lot about genes lately because I just got my 23andme results back and have been going through my health results. I don’t have the BRCA mutations, thankfully, but I have been pondering what I’d do if I did have it. Having seen my mom go through breast cancer treatments, I think I’d make the same decision rather than put my family through the stress of watching someone undergo cancer treatments and chemo. I hope this brings a lot of awareness to the issue and more women undergo genetic testing if they believe they are at risk.