Angelina Jolie’s Double Breast Mastectomy to Prevent Breast Cancer

Angelina Jolie’s Double Breast Mastectomy to Prevent Breast Cancer

 

This morning as the Today Show started, the leading story was the news of Angelina Jolie undergoing a double breast mastectomy. Immediately I tuned in.  As a mom of 4 (almost 5), and as someone who is passionate about spreading awareness for breast cancer, I wanted to see why Angelina did what she did.

As I listened to the story, all I could do was nod my head and understand.

A year and 1/2 ago when they found a GIST tumor in Matt’s abdomen, we made the decision for him to go on a chemo pill for 3 years as a preventative treatment for the tumor to never come back again. His chances of the tumor coming back was about 25%, but his changes of it coming back after being on the chemo pill were less than 10%. We liked those chances a whole lot better.

When I heard that Angelina tested an almost 90% chance of getting breast cancer by carrying a genetic mutation, I completely knew and understood why she did what she did.

I commend her.

I understand her wanting to stay healthy and strong for her children and her family.

I get it.

I get it even more being a wife and a mother.

I would do anything to stay healthy for my children, now and always.

I think her decision was admirable, honest and most of all – brave.

 

 

Angelina Jolie’s Double Breast Mastectomy to Prevent Breast Cancer was last modified: August 2nd, 2017 by Audrey McClelland
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Angelina Jolie’s Double Breast Mastectomy to Prevent Breast Cancer was last modified: August 2nd, 2017 by Audrey McClelland