Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Angelina Jolie and her breast reconstruction

Todays news revealed that actress Angelina Jolie had made the choice to have a proactive double mastectomy and breast reconstruction. There are really two pieces of news here:
First, obviously, the decision to have a double mastectomy to be proactive against her high genetic risk factor for breast cancer.

Second, and possibly overlooked at first, is her decision to proceed with breast reconstruction at the time of her mastectomy. 7 out of every 10 women are never told about breast reconstruction as an option after mastectomy and the numbers are even worse for minorities.

Visit the site for BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness ) day on October 16, 2013 to learn more.


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