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Posted 3/28/15 , edited 3/28/15
Source: In addition to her breast removal, Angeline Jolie has undergone a surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes to reduce her extremely high risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer caused by a defective BRCA1 gene she carried. Her risk of cancer has not been completely removed, however the surgery greatly reduced that risk from 87% to 5%

Some people are outrage by her decision, saying that there is no reason to remove her breast and ovaries if there is nothing wrong with them. The BRCA1 gene only increases her risk, she does not actually have cancer. They say there are real cancer patients that are forced to have this surgery and that she greatly damaged her body over something that might or might not happen. What is your take?
Posted 3/28/15 , edited 3/28/15
Her body her choice.
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justanotherguy_2005 wrote:

Her body her choice.


What this guy said. If she wants to do it to lower her risk its her choice. this surgery doesn't affect anyone else as far as I'm aware
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Well, there is certainly is a reason. The reason is to reduce the likelihood of cancer when she has a heightened and abnormal risk.

Procedures like this are nothing new. She would have required treatment anyway if she had gotten cancer. She chose not to leave it to chance because the chance has unusually high.

The best choice is debatable but she has the supreme right over her own body and she is the one most affected by the situation.
Posted 3/28/15 , edited 3/28/15
Good for her, although I wonder if there's something going on there apart from anxiety & simply taking precautions, its just unusual for someone at risk to take such drastic measures. I'm not calling it stupid or unwise, just peculiar and not common practice. I hope it just stops there and she doesn't get cancer anyway..
Posted 3/28/15 , edited 3/28/15
10 bucks on the people who are "outraged" are guys that drooled all over her.
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It's a mere question of whether or not she should have been afforded the choice in the first place, and obviously the answer is yes.

In a twist of irony, if she ends up getting breast cancer anyway, it would probably be due to the fact that the little remaining breast tissue came to be cancerous through the action of that and other genes. While extreme, she did have a good reason to be fearful given the history of cancer in her family, the prevalence of the gene toward active cancer and the nature of disease itself. Again, ultimately her choice. She is not parading about encouraging all women to preempt their cancers with prophylactic surgery, despite the nature of being a "role model." She's not a survivor, she has never even been diagnosed. It just so happens that she has a higher statistical chance of developing the disease.

One can only hope that sense does not evade too many individuals who have comparatively lower risks.
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I don't understand why other people are so upset over something that doesn't even concern them...
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10 bucks on the people who are "outraged" are guys that drooled all over her.


I'm sure their outrage serves a purpose, like jerkin off one last time to Ange. I call her Ange because she's my personal celebrity and It helps strengthen my opinion.
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Tsuchimikado wrote:

10 bucks on the people who are "outraged" are guys that drooled all over her.


Let those guys keep the parts then.
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Tsuchimikado wrote:

10 bucks on the people who are "outraged" are guys that drooled all over her.


Let those guys keep the parts then.


Uh, sure i guess thats just a tad creepy tho lol
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I view her choice as preventative options. I am not outraged, I am also glad she is being upfront about this for other women.
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gosh how dare she do something for herself that affects absolutely nothing about me
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How DARE she do something to her own body by her own choice!
Posted 3/28/15
She made two good choices.

If i had her kind of money, i would remove a lot of things from my body, too. Firstly, the appendix, this useless piece of **** does not contribute in any way, and like I don't want to be stuck in a jungle somewhere and get appendicitis. Testicles; another useless junk. I don't plan on having kids or raising any kids, i'm carrying two useless things that could potentially become cancerous.
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