Angelina Jolie Talks about Getting Surgery to Prevent Pending Breast Cancer

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Humanitarian and actress, Angelina Jolie, recently spoke to The New York Times about her decision to have a double mastectomy to lessen her chances of contracting cancer. Jolie managed to keep her condition under wraps and continued on with her humanitarian efforts around the world, just recently taking a trip to London to attend the G8 summit, in April.

The actress made the decision to go ahead with the surgery after learning that she had an 87% chance of getting cancer and being told that she was the carrier of the BRCA1 cancer gene. Jolie’s mother, Marcheline Bertrand died of ovarian cancer at the age of 56. In the editorial piece, “My Medical Choice” for the paper, Jolie said, “My doctors estimated that I had an 87% risk of breast cancer and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman.” She went on to say, “Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could. I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy.”

During the whole ordeal, Jolie was appreciative of the support of her fiance, Brad Pitt and her children. Now Jolie’s chance of getting breast cancer has been reduced from 87% to 5%, as a result. Jolie said that the decision to have the procedure does not change her as a woman. She told the paper, “On a personal note, I do not feel any less of a woman.” She added, “I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.” Jolie feels that other woman can benefit from knowing about her experience and she hopes to show woman that they have options when it comes to counteracting what could be a deadly disease.

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  1. Dr. Boyce Watkins and Ms. Yvette Carnell are more than ever engaged in a discussion of topics that are both important and of great interest to our African-American community! Keep up the amazing work that you are now doing! However, Dr. Boyce Watkins needs to stop introducing Ms. Yvette Carnell as "My partner in crime, Yvette Carnell!"

  2. A little freaked out by her decision not to embrace the 13% chance that she would not contract the disease.

  3. Angelina Jolie Talks about Getting Surgery to Prevent Pending Breast Cancer.

    It's always unfortunate when people commit to any Medical Procedures without second and third opinions, or other common sense options available.

    Many women have had their breasts removed out of Fear and other advice from the Medical INDUSTRY and it's not likely this Industry, or many Doctors will ever look into the proven cures of Proper Diet and Herbs.

    It's a woman's choice what she does with her body, but the fact Cancer was cured over a century ago is suppressed because it cost pennies on the dollar.

    Today they will cut off you good breasts to supposedly prevent Cancer and tomorrow it may be your head.

    Cancer was cured in the U.S. prior to 1913 and all the doctors and holistic practitioners, who actually cured “Cancer” were victimized by the American Medical Association (AMA), the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the actual cures were suppressed because the remedies cost pennies on the dollar. The Drug Companies, or the Medical Industry, who seek profits over cures for health, cannot patent those remedies or cures.

    People who cured Cancer;.
    1. Dr. William F Koch, Identified Cause and Cure of Cancer, 1914-1920.
    2. Dr. Royal R Rife, cured every known and unknown disease from 1920 to mid-1930’s.
    3. Dr. Max Gerson, Cured Cancer with Gerson Therapy 1928-1959, Institute still open.
    4. Dr. Johanna Budwig, Cured Cancer in 1951.
    5. Harry Hoxsey, Cured worse cases of Internal and External Cancer from 1920’s to 1950’s.
    6. Biochemists Dr. Ernst T Krebs and his son produced Vitamin B-17 in the 1950’s, which cured Cancer.
    7. Dr. Paul Goss, Master Iridologist of New Body Products does not treat Cancer specifically, but has restored the health of a number of people who had Cancer, using Herbs and change of diet.

    To Your Good Health.
    Save Yourself
    John Burns
    UMOJA Research

    Ref:

    1. Politics in Healing: The Suppression and Manipulation of American Medicine by Daniel Haley.
    2. The Persecution and trial of Gaston Naessens: The True Story of The Efforts to Suppress an Alternative Treatment for Cancer, AIDS and Other Immunologically Based Diseases, by Christopher Bird.
    4. DVD, VACCINES, What CDC Documents and Science Reveal, by Dr. Sherri J. Tenpenny
    5. The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And The Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss And Long-Term Health, by T. Colin Campbell
    6. Nutrition Against Disease, Roger J. Williams
    7. Racketeering in Medicine, The Suppression of Alternatives, James P. Carter, M.D., Dr.P.H.
    8. DVD, Cancer, The Forbidden Cures, Massimo Mazzucco.
    9. DVD, Dying To Have Known, The Evidence Behind Natural Healing, Steve Kroschel.
    10. Murder By Injection: The Story of The Medical Conspiracy Against America, by Eustace Mullins.
    12. The Gerson Therapy: The Proven Nutritional Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses, by Charlotte Gerson and Morton Walker.
    13. A Cancer Therapy: Results of Fifty Cases and The Cure of Advanced Cancer by Diet Therapy, by Dr. Max Gerson
    14. The Budwig Cancer & Coronary Heart Disease Prevention Diet: The Revolutionary Diet from Dr. Johanna Budwig, the Woman Who Discovered Omega-3s, by Dr. Johanna Budwig
    15. Cancer: The Problem and The Solution, by Dr. Johanna Budwig
    16. Royal R. Rife: Humanitarian, Betrayed and Persecuted, by Gerald F. Foye
    17. The Cancer Cure That Worked: 50 Years of Suppression, by Barry Lynes.
    18. Suppressed Medical Science, by Jack Phillips.
    19. You Don’t Have To Die! by Harry M. Hoxsey

  4. Carol Parks on

    I have always thought Angelina to be the most beautiful woman in the world. Now I also think she is one of the bravest & smartest. Her mother died at age 56 of breast cancer. Angelina did the right thing.

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