Angelina Jolie, a global goddess Angelina Jolie, announced Wednesday that she had performed a mastectomy to prevent breast cancer. Angelina's mother died of breast cancer at the age of 56, which was the deepest pain in her heart, and she decided to have a mastectomy to prevent cancer.She said:
" I feel empowed that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my feminity."
" I feel that I can make such a strong choice, absolutely not to lose my femininity.Jolie: Angelina Jolie
She also wrote to the New York Times (NY Times) to express her position, which is translated as follows:
(For the original text: The New York Times )
My mother died at the age of 56 after ten years of breast cancer. Other than my first child, other children were unable to see their most affectous and beautiful grandmother, and felt the warmth of her arms.
I often talk to my children about my beautiful mother, and I always try to explain to them why my mother died, and the children often ask me if I would leave them as early as their grandmother, and I always say to them, " No, don't worry.But the fact is, my body's hidden in the BRCA1 gene, which greatly increases the risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer, and how likely is that?According to a doctor's assessment, I have an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer and a 50 percent chance of ovarian cancer before the breast is removed.Although it is only in the condition of genetic mutations that cancer can be found, it is considered that 65 % of all the BRCA1 genes are found in the BRCA1 gene.
I know that this is a reality that I have to face, and that I have to take a proactive approach to minimize the risks that I have to face with my family and myself, so I decided to do this: preventive double-lactometry. The three-month medical procedure ended on April 27 and I remain confidential and still work on my personal work during this period of medical care.And now I'm going to make it to the world. I want more women to benefit from my experience.
Cancer is one of the most frustratable diseases in the modern world, but I want you to know , breast and ovarian cancer, you can learn from your own initiative, the probability of cancer, and the current situation, and take positive action.
The entire medical process begins on February 2, first to cut off the mammary gland at the back of the nipple and the blood drainage action, although it does not fit in the treatment process, but increases the chance of keeping the nipples. two ' time, a mammogram was removed from a temporary replacement, and the operation was carried out for about eight hours.After waking up, he felt that he had gone through a science-fiction film scene, although it sounded exaggerated, but it would have been normal in a few days.And after nine weeks, the mammography has been completed.
It's very difficult to make this decision, no matter which woman, but I also want to tell you that this surgery has reduced my risk of developing breast cancer from 87 % to 5 %.I can finally tell my children that they don't have to worry about losing me because of breast cancer!
It's comforting that this series of surgeries left only a small scar on my body, that their mothers don't have any difference to my children, and they also know that their mother is willing to do anything for them. For me personally, the operation doesn't make me feel like, "What's missing," I still have my feminsans.
I was lucky to have a partner Brad Pitt, loved me so much, from doing this until the end of the treatment, and he was always spending my time with me, and we all knew that it was the best decision for the family, and that this incident even made us feel stronger each other.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
(Picture Source: Celebrity Cameraman Mario Testino )
I want to let every woman know with my experience: Your choice of power , especially women with breast or ovarian cancer, ask for professional medical news and experts to help you make the most informed choices.
Breast cancer alone kills about 458,000 people per year alone, mainly in low-and middle-income countries, according to the World Health Organization.The disease has become a prevention and treatment project that cannot be ignored, and I hope more women can get test and prophylactic treatment, but now it costs more than $3,000 in the US, BRCA1, and BRCA2 genes, and it is still a big obstacle for many women.
Today I choose to open my personal story, and I want to let more women who live under the shadow of cancer know that they have an autonomous right to choose, knowing that they can prevent and avoid things that are sad!
" Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scan us are the ones we can take on and take control of. " "
is a lot of challenges, but we shouldn't be knocked down by those things that we can prevent and control."
Taiwan Breast Cancer Trust Fund: http://www.breastcf.org.tw/
The author: womany editorial/Chen Yi-zhen Tanya
Data sources: The New York Times