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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...

Angelina Jolie's Preventive Mastectomy Raised Breast Cancer Awareness, But Not Knowledge: Study

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

While Angelina Jolie's announcement that she had a preventive double mastectomy raised awareness of breast cancer, it did not lead to more people unde...

Breast Cancer and Baseball

Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, M.D.

With more people talking about "Angelina Jolie Surgery," it's hard to ignore the parallels to Tommy John. How wonderful it is that, due to marvelous advances in medicine, so many patients "get to have" these operations and remain strong, beautiful and productive for many years to come.

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.

Melissa Etheridge Calls Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy A 'Fearful' Choice

Posted 06.18.2013 | Celebrity

At least one person doesn't agree with Angelina Jolie's decision to undergo a preventive double mastectomy earlier this year. Melissa Etheridge, who b...

The 'Angelina Effect' in Four Charts

Brian Reid | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Reid

Angelina provides an interesting look into how the famous can drive conversations about health. She is a celebrity of status, and her story is both dramatic and complicated.

PHOTO: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Go On A Date In Paris

Posted 06.04.2013 | Celebrity

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt continued their tour of Europe Monday in Paris, promoting 49-year-old Pitt's new film, "World War Z," at Cinema UGC Norma...

Angelina Jolie Joins Brad Pitt At 'World War Z' Premiere

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 08.02.2013 | Celebrity

LONDON — Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie stepped out together Sunday at the premiere of zombie thriller "World War Z" – Jolie's first public ...

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...

Tragic Family News

AP | Posted 05.28.2013 | Celebrity

ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- Less than two weeks after Angelina Jolie revealed she'd had a double mastectomy to avoid breast cancer, her aunt died from the di...

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 ...

Angelina Jolie, Doctors, Patenting Genes, and You

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

Angelina Jolie's openness about her decision to undergo mastectomies because of the BRCA1 mutation can help inspire countless women to face this difficult decision. Yet several obstacles exist that deserve attention, concerning doctors and costs of testing.

A Goodwill Ambassador's New Mission

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Angelina Jolie, who has visited many war-torn areas in the world as a goodwill ambassador to bring peace, is now visiting our homes to invite us to learn about and discuss cancer and preventive care and is trying to raise awareness of this serious disease.

Inside Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy

People | Posted 07.18.2013 | Celebrity

She was facing down the most frightening challenge of her life, but on Valentine's Day of this year, Angelina Jolie was focused on nothing more than d...

Thank You, Angelina Jolie

Elizabeth Swisher, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Swisher, M.D.

I admire Angelina for taking the unselfish view that she will do whatever it takes to be sure she will be around to parent her children. And I commend Angelina for making her decision public and thereby supporting other women who face an increased cancer risk.

The Sexiest Woman in the World Had a Bilateral Mastectomy? Really?

Jennifer Merschdorf | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Merschdorf

I hope all of us use this news as an opportunity to encourage people to learn and ask questions about their own family cancer history and raise awareness that young women can and do get breast cancer.

The Choice

Mark E. Robson, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2013 | Women
Mark E. Robson, M.D.

I have been involved in research in this area for 17 years, since shortly after BRCA1 and BRCA2 were discovered, and I have no idea what I would do if I were a woman faced with this decision. The diagnosis of a mutation is just words on paper, but the risks they foreshadow are very real.

If Reconstructed Breasts Are Good Enough for Brad, They Should Be Good Enough for You

Lauren Cahn | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

The fact that she made the announcement at all is significant. She could have kept her health issues private, just as she had done for the past several months. If and when the media learned of her surgery, she could have refused to comment.

The Shocking Way Jon Voight Learned Of Angelina Jolie's Surgery

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.15.2013 | Celebrity

Jon Voight learned Angelina Jolie underwent a double mastectomy after reading about it online. The 74-year-old actor did not know his daughter had...

Jillian Berman

Angelina Jolie Op-Ed Could Fuel 'Epidemic' Of Women Asking For Surgery, Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business

Angelina Jolie’s revelation that she had a drastic double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer may inspire other women to have similar sur...

Jillian Berman

Here's What Angelina Jolie Didn't Say About Breast Cancer

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business

Towards the end of her widely read New York Times op-ed detailing her decision to get a preventative double mastectomy and lower her risk of breast ca...

Lisa Belkin

Today, I Feel Like Angelina Jolie

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.14.2013 | Parents

Allison Gilbert is feeling a lot like Angelina Jolie today. Reading the film star’s Op-Ed piece in the New York Times this morning, about the de...

LOOK: Women Respond To Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women

On Tuesday, Angelina Jolie penned a piece in The New York Times called "My Medical Choice" in which she detailed her decision to have a preventative d...

Angelina Jolies Opens Up About Her Double Mastectomy

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.14.2013 | Celebrity

Angelina Jolie opened up about her choice to have a preventative double mastectomy in an op-ed for The New York Times, revealing that she decided to u...