Angelina Jolie: I had a double mastectomy to reduce my breast cancer risk - Telegraph - Angelina joli breasts
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Has revealed that she “proactively” underwent a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing cancer. The year-old Hollywood actress took the step because she carries a faulty gene that means she is much more likely to suffer from breast or ovarian cancer, she wrote in the New York Times. Thousands of women may be needlessly having their breasts removed to prevent cancer because of the ‘Angelina Jolie’ effect, researchers have warned. The procedure can lead to major complications - including depression, and breast cancer specialist Dr Reshma Jagsi urged surgeons to.