16 May 2013

Angelina Jolie's Double Masectomy

Tears, people.  And yes, it was a radical choice, but what a brave one all the same.  Her mom died from breast cancer when she was 56, so yeah.  Rock on, sheila.

"Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of. "

PS, she also talks about the prohibitively high cost of genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 (the genes that put you at a much higher risk for breast and ovarian cancer than those without it) which I think is an important part of the conversation too.