Not much of a Hollywood fan, but I think this was an incredibly brave choice,
Angie you are so brave to do something like this. You'r a beautiful lady
It's an individual choice that brings incredible peace of mind.
Who REALLY cares about Angelina's personal health issues? This isn't
news it's drivel. I wish Angelina well but please keep you personal health
issues to yourself. I don't want to know/hear about them.
Angelina Jolie has not thought her situation about the possibility of getting
breast cancer through. The article appears to indicate that she did not in fact
have breast cancer. So to prevent it from possibly occurring, Ms. Jolie
mutilated her body. She still leaves the risk of ovarian cancer on the table, so
is that in her sights also? And then what, possible cancer in any one of the
vital organs? Should a lobotomy be done to prevent possible harmful actions?
What is overlooked is the constant advance of medical science and techniques
which can correct a physical medical problem. There are now pacemakers that
normalize heart functions from those suffering from Atrial fibrillation, A-fib.
My father died in 1963 at the age of 63 from uremia that was then untreatable
but with medical advancements, I can live normally though I have the same
condition. Extreme medical measures as Ms. Jolie took might well be an exercise
in futility if done on the chance that she might eventually have been at risk
for breast cancer. The question is why the national hullabaloo in a Hollywood
celebrity doing something surgically extreme and unnecessary except for
IMAPatriot2: Yes, that's your opinion, and you did not have to read the
article, let alone comment on it it...BUT, what if hearing about her
experience prompts only one woman to get a checkup and it saves her life? Breast cancer, or any cancer, is a devastating illness. What can it hurt to
spread the word, whether it's a Hollywood celebrity or your neighbor down
Albert Maslar CPA (Retired: She has a family history of breast and oviaian
cancer. She did the right thing to prevent it. She was thinking of her
CPA - did you read how that operation reduced her risk?
MrsH: You are right, it is my opinion and I didn't have to read it and,
frankly, stopped before completing the article. I believe there are other, and
more appropriate, methods of transferring information about a women's
physical body and health issues. We don't need to have them on the front
page of the newspapers.I understand cancer, having had it myself, so
don't try the "I'm smarter than you" approach.
If she should end up getting some other kind of cancer, will she realize she did
this for nothing?
She did it so she wouldn't leave 6 kids without a mother
Nope, not "smarter than you". Sorry if I gave that impression, I
didn't mean to. And cancer has touched my family several
times...more than the average. I would just rather see too much
about prevention info than not enough.