Angelina Jolie, the biggest female movie star on our planet, came forward to reveal yesterday that she underwent the procedure of double mastectomy recently. Angelina Jolie’s decision to proceed with the operation had apparently brought her and her fiancé Brad Pitt closer.
Later, Pitt released a statement of his own praising the actress and stating that this is one of the happiest moments for the family as a whole.
The procedure started back in early February this year after Jolie discovered that she is carrying the gene, BRCA1. She decided to go with the surgery, after seeing her own mother dying of ovarian cancer at the age of 56.
The surgery, which ended on the 27th of April this year, was a successful one that reduced her chances of getting a breast cancer from 87% to below 5%.
Despite undergoing stress, her main concern during these past couple of months was to maintain normality in the lives of her six children.
In an editorial piece for a popular newspaper, she thanked her partner, Pitt for supporting her throughout the procedure and encouraged anyone going through the similar conditions to come forward with their problems and do what is necessary for their well-being.
She also personally asked the spouses and boyfriends of such victims to support them in these terrible times of their lives.