A Brave Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie wrote a piece in the New York Times talking about her decision and the actual operation concerning her double mastectomy. Bravely done! Here is a quote:

But I am writing about it now because I hope that other women can benefit from my experience. Cancer is still a word that strikes fear into people’s hearts, producing a deep sense of powerlessness. But today it is possible to find out through a blood test whether you are highly susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer, and then take action.


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Pastor a church in Sparta.
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One Response to A Brave Angelina Jolie

  1. Steve_G says:

    Why would someone choose to mutilate their body just because they might sometime in the future have a chance of getting breast cancer? Will they have a heart transplant because heart disease runs in the family? My wife had breast cancer, had a mastectomy, went through chemo and radiation and is a survivor. To go through something like this is not brave but an irrational reaction to fear. It does reinforce my thought that the fear of a disease is worse than the actual disease.

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