After Angelina tested positive for the gene that might lead her to breast or ovarian cancer she decided to have a double mastectomy. She, like most people, have a familial history with cancer. Her own mother fought ovarian cancer and in the end died at the age of 56 from the cancer. With Angelina's familial history she realized that she needed to get tested for the gene, which will be talked about more later on in this article. She found that she had an 87% chance of getting breast or ovarian cancer. Having this type of surgery, allowed her to prevent the breast cancer.
What would you do when faced with the same results? Will you run out, and see your medical doctor about running tests to find out if you have the gene? I think it's important for woman to listen to the message Angelina is putting out to everyone. She wants to be here for her children, her own mother left at an early age, and only was here long enough to meet her grandchildren. My own mother was lucky enough to be here to have a relationship with my children, but now with my children still young, I as a woman who comes from a family of cancer victims, wonder if I should go and do this myself.
Share about your own thoughts on this conversation. I write to help people who have cancer or the people around. Cancer has taken almost everyone on my side of the family, and yes, I am scared of it coming for me. I pray every night for God to let me be here to see my two boys grow up, and to be here for my future grandchildren. You never know when it might come, so don't think you are too young, or think you are healthy enough because it can come out of nowhere and surprise you.
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