Gene counselors warn against the "Angelina Jolie Effect," claiming that misinterpreted genetic test results can lead to unnecessary surgery.
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We were just thinking Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie haven't been the subject of a fake divorce story in awhile. We break the cycle here, thanks to the National Enquirer. Pretty poor timing for the celebrity gossip rag actually. The same...Show More Summary
Angelina Jolie Pitt should be credited for again focusing attention on the beyond difficult (and typically private) dilemmas that haunt women who carry a cancer-causing BRCA mutation. But in explaining in the New York Times her own decision...Show More Summary
After my mother died, I made the same decision Angelina Jolie did.
I didn't read all 827 comments on the New York Times piece written by Angelina Jolie Pitt this week called Diary of a Surgery. But I read one by a person who was saying she should take into consideration that many people don't have the options she has. Tonight, after rebirthing a work dream, I got to relax for a few hours. Show More Summary
Gripping, heart-wrenching, compelling and thoughtful. Those were my reactions as I read through Angelina Jolie's journey through cancer prevention and management. Faced with a strong family history of ovarian cancer, we all know her courageous decision just a few years ago to have a double mastectomy. Show More Summary
Knowledge is power. These three simple words were used to conclude an eloquently penned op-ed piece in the New York Times this past Tuesday about a very private and important surgery. Angelina Jolie Pitt's decision to go public regarding...Show More Summary
Remember Katie Hopkins, the woman who took great delight in trashing Kelly Clarkson's body on various talk shows after her cruel fat-shaming tweets went viral? This little ray of sunshine has found another hobby since her shtick about Clarkson dried up. This time she's shitting all over Angelina Jolie's attempts to stay alive to watch her children grow up.
Like Angelina, I chose a preventative mastectomy, ovary removal surgery and fallopian tube removal to proactively address my cancer risk.
Dr. Henry Lynch, chair of preventive medicine at Creighton University and the discoverer of a syndrome related to linkages between breast and ovarian cancers, weighs in on the pre-emptive surgery option taken by Angelina Jolie Pitt.
In 2013, Angelina Jolie sparked a debate when she announced she had surgery to remove her breasts. She did so preventively because she has a genetic mutation called BRCA1, which greatly increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancer, but some questioned the radical approach. Now Jolie has had another preventive surgery, to remove her…
I happen to be in Houston right now attending the Society of Surgical Oncology annual meeting. Sadly, I’m only about 12 miles away from the lair of everybody’s favorite faux clinical researcher and purveyor of a cancer cure that isn’t, Stanislaw Burzynski. Such is life. In any case, this conference is all about cancer and…
"My choice is to either accept I will never have a child and have the surgery, or cross my fingers." I am not married to Brad Pitt, I have never given a speech at the UN and I tend not to travel by private jet. But Angelina Jolie and I, it turns out, have two major things in common. Show More Summary
Angelina Jolie made a huge impression this week when she went public about preventative cancer surgery.
Sharon Osbourne made her whole family get a genetic test&amp;nbsp;after her own cancer battle.
Post by Adriana Velez. Having your ovaries surgically removed might seem like a drastic measure to take in order to prevent cancer, but more and more women, including actress Angelina Jolie are making this difficult choice. And with the procedure comes one life-changing side effect: You immediately go through menopause. Show More Summary
Will Wright reflects on his decision to have prostate surgery in light of Angelina Jolie's latest preventive measures. The post As a Man, I Understand Angelina Jolie’s Latest Health Decision appeared first on The Good Men Project.
I think everyone’s still grappling with Angelina Jolie’s disclosure that she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes after a cancer scare. Now Kelly Osbourne has come forward, admitting that she also has the BRCA1 cancer gene and plans to get the same preventative surgery. RELATED: Angelina Jolie had her ovaries removed. Kelly made the disclosure on […]