As reported: Jolie writes that she “had been planning this [second surgery] for some time”, after a test revealed that she carried the mutation in the BRCA1 gene—which leads to an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer—and based on her family history with ovarian and breast cancer (Jolie lost her mother, aunt, and grandmother to cancer). She stresses, though, that a “positive BRCA test does not mean a leap to surgery.”
However, Jolie’s timeline to have the surgery was accelerated after an annual blood test revealed markers that “could be a sign of early cancer.” Jolie writes candidly and eloquently about those immediate moments following that phone call:
“I went through what I imagine thousands of other women have felt. I told myself to stay calm, to be strong, and that I had no reason to think I wouldn’t live to see my children grow up and to meet my grandchildren.I called my husband [Brad Pitt] in France, who was on a plane within hours. The beautiful thing about such moments in life is that there is so much clarity…
Read More… Courtesy of: glamour.com
Aw, Even people who are filthy rich have to make life or death decisions…. Just goes to show, we’re all human after all!
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