(Closed) Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy…would you?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Would you do this for your loved ones?
    No, never : (10 votes)
    3 %
    Maybe, I hadn't ever thought about it : (40 votes)
    12 %
    Yes, but I would exhaust ALL available/feasible options first : (57 votes)
    18 %
    Yes, with no hesitation : (68 votes)
    21 %
    Yes, but only if the risk percentage is high : (143 votes)
    45 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    2755 posts
    Sugar bee

    Yes, absolutely yes. If my changes were that high, I’d do anything I could to reduce the risk. Breasts are important, but I’d rather navigate a LIFE without breasts than endure cancer and die young.

    Post # 4
    2023 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My Future Mother-In-Law just found out a few months ago that she has the same gene mutation – BRCA1…  Only after her sister was diagnosed and is currently going through treatments.  She actually has her appointment for the same procedure set for the end of August!  Angelina coming out was a very encouraging story for her!

    Post # 5
    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I would absolutely. I’ve already had cancer once. If my risk was high, I’d have them removed.  I’d also have a hysterectomy and my ovaries removed (after having children)  if there was a risk for those types of cancers as well.

    Post # 6
    2420 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    yes definitely if my risk was high like hers. id also get the reconstruction surgery. but its just not worth the risk. life is everything especially if you have a family. i take my hat off to her  i think shes  so brave

    Post # 7
    2400 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Yep. My aunt and great grandma both died of breast cancer. I would do this in a heart beat.

    Post # 8
    5800 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    If I had a family history and my risk was that high and especially if I had children I would do it.

    Post # 9
    269 posts
    Helper bee

    Yes I would have them removed only if my chance was high. So far the only cancer in my family that I know of is bone, kinda can’t remove those just to be on the safe side! Honestly though, I feel like she could’ve kept it private instead of announcing it. And I wouldn’t get implants after, I think she just didn’t want rumors to start about her boobs changing.

    Post # 10
    5543 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    While I get that it is a big deal no matter who it is for this kind of surgery, but unlike most woman Jolie will have every possible corrective surgery after the fact to still have perfect perky boobs. I think if the risk was high enough I would do it. 

    Post # 11
    2490 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    If I was at risk then absolutely. I would probably want to get implants after though

    Post # 12
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My Fiance lost his father last year to cancer. I have lost cousins, aunts, and friends. I would not hesitate.

    Post # 13
    5064 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I would definetly do it if it meant I could reduce the risks and prolong my life. 

    Post # 14
    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I would. The nice thing about knowing this before you have cancer and doing an elective mastectomy rather than a necessary one is that they can do really excellent reconstruction. They can often preserve the nipple and everything (she had this).

    No cancer and perky boobs= win!

    Post # 15
    6355 posts
    Bee Keeper


    I don’t like her, but this was a wise decision on her part.

    My Fiance said he would kill me if he found out I kept my boobs when I knew they were a health risk. And um, I’m kinda only keeping them for him mainly, aren’t I?


    Post # 16
    1846 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I would most definitely do this if my risk factor was that high. Anything over 50% and I’d probably do it. I’d have a histerectomy (sp?) too if that would help. Personally, I would try to have reconstructive surgery as soon as possible afterwards, but I’d still do it. I want to meet my son’s grandchildren.

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