“Two years ago I wrote about my choice to have a preventive double mastectomy. A simple blood test had revealed that I carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene. It gave me an estimated 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer. I lost my mother, grandmother and aunt to cancer. I wanted other women at risk to know about the options. I promised to follow up with any information that could be useful, including about my next preventive surgery, the removal of my ovaries and fallopian tubes.”

~ Angelina Jolie

One woman’s experience and why I will not judge.

These are the words spoken in an open communication by the beautiful and extremely authentic Angelina Jolie.

She goes on to provide insight into her decision, in a thoughtful letter to the world.

These are the words that will inspire conversation, incite anger and provoke commentary that, I am confident, will both be supportive and unnecessarily ugly.

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