Angelina Jolie Got a Boob Job To Try And Prevent Cancer?
The New York Times recently published an opinion article written by Angelina Jolie, titled ‘My Medical Choice‘, in which Angelina reveals that she has had a preventative double mastectomy. Angelina had a gene test that detects specific genes and gene mutations that they feel can increase the chance of contracting certain types of cancers. When she tested positive for carrying the BRCA1 gene, she was told that this gene increased her chance of developing breast cancer to 87% and her chance of contracting ovarian cancer is 50%. With this knowledge in hand, and the pain she carries from losing her mother to cancer 6 years ago, Angelina decided to beat cancer to the punch and had her breast tissue removed.
Angelina is now being heralded as some sort of hero for raising awareness about preventative mastectomies and this super expensive gene testing, but I think this is kind of a crock. Angelina Jolie did not have cancer. Perhaps she was/is more likely to someday develop cancer than your average Jane, but she very well may never have developed cancer in the first place, so she basically just lopped off her boobs to spite her genes. Am I the only one that thinks it’s crazy to chop off a healthy part of your body because perhaps maybe someday cancer might grow there?!
In addition to the double mastectomy, Angelina Jolie also opted for “reconstruction with implants”, or a boob job. Yes, she decided to remove her natural breast tissue and replace it with toxic foreign bags laced with silicon. To fight a cancer that doesn’t even exist. For some reason, I think this type of “preventative mastectomy” would be a lot less popular if it didn’t come with a great excuse to get a pair of perky new boobs. For people that are at a higher risk of developing cancer, cutting off that body part is not the only way to manage that risk. Other ways to minimize your risk includes taking preventative drugs, monitoring for early detection and simply changing your diet. But for Angelina Jolie? She is just going to prevent cancer with a boob job.