Double intervention of preventive mastectomy for Angelina Jolie
The news was beaten by agencies a few hours ago and he has already been around the world. protagonist is Angelina Jolie, popular actress and filmmaker from California time romantically linked to Brad Pitt. But for once, Jolie has not jumped on the front pages of newspapers for his film or to be inserted, as has already happened, the list of the most glamorous women in the world by Time magazine. Indeed, this time Jolie has revealed all the His very human will and courage luggage revealing that she had been subjected to a double mastectomy as a preventive measure to ward off the onset of breast cancer, the disease that had already killed his mother 56 years a decade ago and that, because of a "defective gene", also put at risk his health, subject to the onset of the same evil.
The brave choice to Angelina
The shock announcement It was done through a touching article written by himself in the New York Times and published this morning, which opens immediately with a tone very confidential, Direct, which knows almost of liberation: "My mother is 56 years died of cancer," are his first words already suggest how painful and intimate was his route to this choice. It must be said that doctors and specialists They have already divided in the comments on what happened and on the opportunities of a choice so radical a purely preventive purposes, even if they are supported by an effective "hereditary" risk. Eg Umberto Veronesi, well-known world-renowned oncologist, said he was rather cautious in the subject, recalling that each case must be evaluated individually and not on the emotional wave base carried by the echo of the choice of Jolie. The prevention fact, without leading to drastic choices as well, may lead to the identification of the tumor in very early stages, when the possibility of healing approaches the 98%. In addition, the same as properly Jolie writes in his article, the removal of the udder does not completely eliminate the risk, leaving a 5% chance that cancer is still forming. Last controversial aspect is also the application of the prosthesis which is necessary and which involves, in addition to the risk of rejection, also the need for subsequent "maintenance" about every ten years.
A hospital process that lasted three months
But dutifully clarified aspects for which the debate in the medical field is open, you can not record the courage and humanity of Angelina, this time fell from the stage and let down in their "part" of a woman and mother. Jolie, remember, He has six children, three natural and as many adoptive who, in his own words, often they ask her to tell them about his mother and his long struggle against the disease. "My kids asked me if he could also happen to me": this is probably the key that brought the actress to the drastic choice in order to minimize the risk. In fact, according to estimates of the doctors declared by Jolie, the intervention led from 87% to 5% the probability for her to develop a cancer: The long process from here to the hospital where she underwent, It lasted three months, started last February and ended on April 27 and that is incredibly managed to keep silent until today. At the Pink Lotus Breast Center in New York, where Jolie was made, remained at his side Brad Pitt, the actress publicly thanked for the support: "Life is full of challenges - Concludes the Jolie - Those that scare us are not those for which we can do something and take control. "