Was Angelina Jolie Being Honest About Her Mastectomy?

A little dose of reality.

Tales of a 3 Time Breast Cancer Warrior

Was Angelina Jolie Honest about Her Mastectomy?Every time I hear of a woman being diagnosed with breast cancer or testing positive for the BRCA gene, my heart sinks. I close my eyes and take in a deep breath and hold them in my heart, silently whispering the phrase Namaste (the light in me acknowledges the light in you). I feel all the way to the core of my soul what they are going through or what they are about to go through.

When I woke this morning, I along with the rest of the world heard of Angelina Jolie’s wonderfully easy and glamorous experience with a nipple sparing elective double mastectomy. According to her article in the New York Times, she was back to normal in a few days. Her children have only witnessed tiny scars on her perfectly reconstructed breasts and she wants everyone to know how easy the whole thing was for her. And…

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One comment

  1. Cancer Curmudgeon · May 17, 2013

    Thanks for re-posting this, so I could find it. I commented on it. While she deserves some admiration, it has turned to gushing that I fear will trickle down not in a good way. I’m BRCA negative, and have blogged negatively about the test–its great for for the small percentage that are positive (maybe), but doesn’t really stop cancer from happening to any, does it? They just get to do one of the treatments of cancer–the slash part of slash, poison and burn–before they get cancer. I want something better, for all of us.

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