News speaks about Angelina Jolie‘s brave decision to undergo a double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene mutation that increases her risk for breast and ovarian cancer. What many might not know, is the impact her decision had on her former husband, Brad Pitt.
In a 2013 interview with USA Today, Brad Pitt shared his admiration for Jolie’s strength during the entire process, saying that he was “moved” by her decision. Pitt went on to say that he believes Jolie’s choice will help educate other women who may also be at risk for breast cancer.
Angelina Jolie has been a leading advocate for awareness and prevention of breast cancer since her diagnosis. She has shared her story publicly, encouraging women to take proactive steps toward their health and giving hope to those who may be struggling with a cancer diagnosis.
Breast cancer is a disease that affects one in eight women and is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Early detection and screening can save lives. Women who have a history of breast cancer in their family, such as a mother or sister, are at a higher risk for developing breast cancer and may consider genetic testing.
Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo a double mastectomy was both personal and preventative. Her choice to share her story and raise awareness has inspired many women to take control of their own health and make informed decisions about their future.
If you or someone you know is at risk for breast cancer, it’s important to have a discussion with your doctor about screening and prevention options. With advancements in technology and medical treatments, there is hope for a future without breast cancer.
Check out this informative video from MSN News about Angelina Jolie’s experience with breast cancer and the impact it had on her life and the lives of others.