Her voice of hope:

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - LIVING -

An­gelina Jolie re­vealed May 14 that she had un­der­gone a pre­ven­tive dou­ble mas­tec­tomy to re­duce her risk of can­cer. The Amer­i­can ac­tress wrote in an opin­ion piece en­ti­tled

MyMed­i­calChoice in TheNewYorkTimes that she had cho­sen the pro­ce­dure be­cause she car­ries a faulty gene (BRCA 1) that in­creases her risk of breast and ovar­ian can­cer. Her an­nounce­ment caused quite a stir, not only in the United States, but glob­ally, and sig­nif­i­cantly raised aware­ness lev­els about the can­cer. – AFP

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