Angelina Jolie and the Rise of Preventive Mastectomies

“Angelina Jolie And The Rise of Preventive Mastectomies.” By Nancy Shute, NPR.

Angelina Jolie just became part of a medical trend: More women are deciding to have their breasts removed to reduce the risk of cancer. Over the past decade, doctors have noticed a big increase in the number of women choosing prophylactic, or preventive, . . . → Read More: Angelina Jolie and the Rise of Preventive Mastectomies

Jolie’s Disclosure of Preventive Mastectomy Highlights Dilemma

“Jolie’s Disclosure of Preventive Mastectomy Highlights Dilemma.” By Denise Grady, The New York Times.

One of the defining moments in the history of breast cancer occurred in 1974 when the first lady, Betty Ford, spoke openly about her mastectomy, lifting a veil of secrecy from the disease and ushering in a new era of breast . . . → Read More: Jolie’s Disclosure of Preventive Mastectomy Highlights Dilemma