Angelina Jolie: A Role Model for Breast Cancer Prevention?

May 15th, 2013|Categories: Breast Cancer Prevention|Tags: , , , , |

It's bad enough that you have uninformed doctor's providing dangerous advice, but now we have celebrities encouraging women to make life-altering decisions and undergo mutilating surgeries. As the world now knows, Angelina Jolie has had 95% of both breasts removed to avoid getting breast cancer. It appears that she made this decision in all likelihood because she was informed that she had an 87% chance of getting breast cancer based on the fact that she was genetically predisposed due to a BRCA-1 or 2 gene mutation. Her decision clearly illustrates the fact that there is absolutely no preventive medicine in this [...]