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Angelina Jolie Mastectomy

Ask the Mutant: Faceboob -- An Open Letter to Facebook From My Breasts

Eva Moon | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Eva Moon

Facebook, with 1.39 billion active users, is the world's de facto forum. As such, it has a responsibility to its users -- at the very least, a responsibility to adhere to its own stated guidelines.

Angelina Jolie Pitt Empowers Women to Make Health Decisions

Samantha Golkin | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Samantha Golkin

These stories have done more than just educate and inspire women to take their lives into their own hands; they have been the catalyst that has ignited and continues to ignite social and governmental change.

Cancer Experts Weigh In On Jolie's Decision To Remove Her Ovaries

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living

By Patricia Reaney and Sharon Begley March 24 (Reuters) - Two years after a double mastectomy, actress Angelina Jolie has had her ovar...

To Test or Not to Test: A Question Ashkenazi Jewish Women Must Weigh in Light of a New Breast Cancer Study

Marisa Weiss, M.D. | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Marisa Weiss, M.D.

Decisions regarding genetic testing should never be made lightly. The results of these tests can require difficult and life-altering choices, for yourself and your family. Testing should only be done when you can actually use that information to take steps that will have a major positive health or life impact.

Angelina Jolie To Have New Surgery To Prevent Cancer

Posted 03.13.2014 | Celebrity

Angelina Jolie has revealed she is to undergo further surgery to prevent cancer. Last year, the 38-year-old actress had a double mastectomy and rec...

Angelina Jolie Opens Up About Life After A Double Mastectomy

Posted 03.05.2014 | Celebrity

Angelina Jolie still manages to look gorgeous even as Maleficent -- one of Disney's most gloriously evil characters -- on the cover of the March 14 is...

Owning This 'Thing' They Call Menopause and Making it Your B*tch

Lisa Jey Davis | Posted 04.21.2014 | Women
Lisa Jey Davis

I recently wrote a book that's now titled Orchids-The New Black: How to Get Over Your Ovaries and Make the Change of Life Your Bitch. You could say I ...

Notable Medical News of 2013

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel P. Malito

Keep in mind it wasn't easy to select just three notable medical stories from the past year, but I do believe this trio is one that will not only provide you with useful information, but will make you much more attractive to others and likely get you invited to many high class social events.

Breast Cancer: Sara I'm Pissed!

Lisa Masters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

I've posted before that I see October as the color pink. I still do but there are many whose hearts bleed red across this sea of pink and see October as black.

How to Build a Boob: What to Consider With Breast Reconstruction

Lisa Masters | Posted 10.21.2013 | Women
Lisa Masters

I survived Stage III breast cancer at the age of 46, but then developed infection after infection while trying to rebuild my breasts.

How Facebook Censored Our Sheroes

Lisa Levart | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Lisa Levart

Note: This post contains nudity. Until June 12, Facebook classified nude photographs of women who had undergone mastectomies as pornographic. This st...

Angelina Jolie Flaunts Figure In Low-Cut Shirt

People | Posted 07.09.2013 | Celebrity

Angie's back – and she looks better than ever. Angelina Jolie, 38, has been laying relatively low since revealing in May that she underwent an e...

Finding Sisterhood: braGGs Reconstruction Bras & BRCA

Kara Gorski, Ph.D. | Posted 08.27.2013 | Impact
Kara Gorski, Ph.D.

My sister and I are different. We don't share the same political ideals. We took different paths to get to where we are -- she is more family-first and I've prioritized my career. Over time, the five years that separate us seem to have become fewer. Until one day, they completely disappeared.

Brave and Crazy: Preventive Mastectomy and Insurance

Erin Havel | Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

I don't know what choice I would personally make if I had this genetic predisposition. I can see both decisions as valid. I do however, have some questions about if I, as a non-celebrity, would have the same options Angelina Jolie and Melissa Etheridge had.

The Slippery Meaning of Angelina and BRCA

Dalton Conley | Posted 08.19.2013 | Science
Dalton Conley

Before long the gene for breast cancer may be associated with lower odds of contracting the disease thanks to the steps women with the now-dangerous alleles take to mitigate their risk. In the not-so-distant future, BRCA1 mutations may predict mastectomies, not breast cancer.

Understanding Angelina Jolie's Choices

Stephanie Bender | Posted 08.07.2013 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

A myth, as inaccurate and dangerous as any that pervades American society, is that women enter menopause as if falling off a cliff.

BRCA Testing Vastly Underused, Researchers Say

Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living

By Amir Khan Women with a mutation on the BRCA gene are at a five-times higher risk for breast cancer -- but with a simple blood test available to ...

Angelina Jolie Makes First Red Carpet Appearance After Double Mastectomy

Posted 06.03.2013 | Celebrity

Angelina Jolie was glowing on the red carpet today (June 2) as she made her first public appearance since revealing her decision to undergo a double m...

Cavan Sieczkowski

Artist Paints Shocking Portrait Of Angelina Jolie Post-Mastectomy | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.24.2013 | Arts

Famed Swedish artist Johan Andersson has painted a topless portrait of actress Angelina Jolie that may be shocking to some. The oil painting featu...

Angelina Jolie, the Thoughtful Patient

Rick Boulay, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Boulay, M.D.

Ms. Jolie's reasoning behind going through this process is the integrity of her family. Her mother's loss to cancer was deeply felt and she wishes to avoid this trauma for her own children. Her reasons were her own, and yours will be your own. But at least there is a plan.

Angelina Jolie Reportedly Turned Down Ann Curry For Interview

Posted 05.23.2013 | Media

Angelina Jolie has not granted any television interviews since revealing that she underwent a double mastectomy and now, it appears that she has even ...

Thanks, Angelina -- Now Let's Help Women With Breast Cancer In Poor Countries

Amie Bishop | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Amie Bishop

Breast health awareness, a given in this country, often is not an option in others. Yet enhancing awareness of breast cancer has been cited by international experts as a key element of all interventions.

Angelina Jolie: Genetics or Lifestyle -- What Is Most Important?

Brett Blumenthal | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Brett Blumenthal

Many individuals in the medical profession chalk disease up to genetics. And that is fair. Genetics play a big role. Yet studies continue to show that our lifestyle choices, although not 100 percent foolproof, play a huge role in making our genes for disease present themselves.

Angelina's Choice: Whose Body Is it, Anyway?

Darryle Pollack | Posted 07.20.2013 | Women
Darryle Pollack

It used to be that if there was a name aligned with "choice," it was Sophie. "Choice" is now and maybe forever associated with Angelina Jolie.

Lingerie Options After Mastectomy: What Are Women's Choices?

Elisabeth Dale | Posted 07.20.2013 | Women
Elisabeth Dale

Should women have more choices after mastectomies and lumpectomies? Should lingerie brands do more to help meet their needs?