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    I heard on HLN today that Angelina was planning to have her ovaries removed too.

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    I haven't been her biggest fan, but this really made me respect her more. I wish her nothing but the best.

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    Christina actually had cancer when she had her surgery, but still.....if you are almost guaranteed to get cancer, then its a valid choice. Not all women survive breast cancer.
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    It's worth noting that Christina Applegate had the same surgery to prevent breast cancer. She also carries the gene and her mother had breast cancer at least once.

    I've read comments online from people bashing Angelina for going through with the procedure, which I find totally ridiculous. As one commenter pointed out, if you knew that a plane you were about to fly on had an 87% chance of crashing, you wouldn't take that flight. I admire her for doing a brave thing so she can be around longer for her children. From all accounts, she was devastated when her mother died of cancer and she wants to spare her children that pain.
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    I hate the media. They are writing and reporting on this story as if Angelina is the patron saint of mastectomies or that she is the only woman to have ever done it. Many, many women choose to have mastectomies/reconstructive surgery now that the testing for the gene is available.

    I have to give her kudos for writing an op-ed piece though. She was able to tell her story and about her journey without talking to reporters who could twist her words and make it into a story that they wanted to tell. Good for her!
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    Christina actually had cancer when she had her surgery, but still.....if you are almost guaranteed to get cancer, then its a valid choice. Not all women survive breast cancer.
    True - she initially had a lumpectomy and was deemed cancer free. Then she got tested and found she carried one of the genes for breast cancer. That's when she decided on the double mastectomy.
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    I'm not really convinced that lumpecties are to be trusted. If men were the primary victims of this disease, I can't help but wonder if all of this hoo-ha were going on. Breast cancer is NOT just about women, but people seem to pretend that it is.
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    Dr. Oz had a segment on the Jolie story today. I didn't catch all of it. He had some doctors and women who are high risk. He had some photos and talked of new procedures.

    One doctor said that if you have insurance and a strong family history, your health insurance would usually cover the costs of DNA test.

    I was a little surprised to see women who have numerous immediate family members who have had breast cancer, some deceased, say they do not want to be tested. I can't wrap my brain around that. They said they are just chosing to not know if they carry the gene or not. If my mom, grandmother, aunts, sisters, etc. have had breast cancer, I can't imagine not checking.

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    Some women don't even have a mammogram for that same reason - fear.
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    If a woman has a strong family history of breast cancer and chooses not to take the test for whatever reason, I guess it is her business. BUT, if that same woman was a mother, I would think she would choose to take the test if only to find out if her children might be affected somewhere down the line.

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