Angelina Jolie : 37, the mother of six | Gets love from her fans.
"Actress and activist Angelina Jolie's recent decision to have a preventive double mastectomy highlights the difficult choices facing women who find out they have a high risk for breast cancer because of their genes.
Although relatively rare, mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes raise the risk of breast cancer by as much as 80%, experts say. The mutations also raise the risk of ovarian cancer."
PINK & Dr. Dnome "Power of PINK"
Pretty much everybody has heard Angelina's story now. And that is a very good thing accordnig to the doctors I know at Saint john's Medical Center. The story of a brave celebrity who is always scrutinized by the media. Angelina Jolie said she decided to go through with the surgery to stay healthy and active for her family. She wants them to know she'll do whatever neccesary to avoid becoming a knowing victim to what took her own mother's life: cancer.
Please meet my experts:
Dr. Maggie Dinome, MD, FACS: associate director, Margie petersen Breast Center & Chief General Surgery, Saint john's health Center
Dr. Maureen Chung, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS(C): Director, Margie Peterson Breast Center- Breast Oncology Fellowship Program and Director Margie & Robert E. Petersen Breast Cancer Research Program