Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy

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In today's New York Times, one of the world's most famous bodies reveals that faced with an 87 percent chance of breast cancer she's had a preventive double mastectomy. Angelina Jolie says three months of surgical procedures to remove and reconstruct her breasts have reduced her chances of breast cancer to five percent. She had the operations after learning she had a faulty "BRCA 1" gene. In 200i, New York Times reporter Amy Harmon won a Pulitzer Prize for writing about another woman who faced the same challenge.




Warren Olney