“Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times op-ed article on Tuesday that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.”
I am sure it’s not an easy decision to make. But I respect her not because she decided to do the preventative surgery, think about the women out there who have lost their breasts and are fighting with breast cancer. Those women, in my eyes, are even much more respectful. I applaud for Jolie more because she is willing to share her experience and have made such a good example of taking advanced actions in fighting with cancer, as a public figure. This could not be an easy thing.
I am also amazed by how fast technology has been developed. It’s a comforting news to know that women now do have choice in preserving their femality while fighting with breast cancer.