What Angelina Jolie forgot to mention

“What Angelina Jolie forgot to mention.” By H. Gilbert Welch, CNN.com.

I checked my e-mail messages — they all seemed to be about Angelina Jolie’s op-ed. I found it to be a moving story and understood her choice. As the day wore on, the story dominated the news. I didn’t fully appreciate how much Ms. . . . → Read More: What Angelina Jolie forgot to mention

The Jolie Treatment

“The Jolie Treatment.” By Cheryl Lemus, Nursing Clio Blog.

In the past few days, Americans (and I am sure many people around the globe) have read Angelina Jolie’s startling announcement that she recently underwent a preventative double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery (and as I understand she will also have her ovaries removed). Like most people, . . . → Read More: The Jolie Treatment

Celebrity Breasts and Corporate Gene Patents

Actress Angelina Jolie leaves Lancaster House after attending the G8 Foreign Ministers’ conference on April 11, 2013 in London. (OLI SCARFF / GETTY IMAGES)

Angelina Jolie’s op-ed in The New York Times was big news yesterday. Jolie shared her family history of cancer, her own genetic mutation, and her choice to have prophylactic . . . → Read More: Celebrity Breasts and Corporate Gene Patents

The Choice

“The Choice.” By Mark E. Robson, MD, The Huffington Post.

I must confess that I am very conflicted about adding to the river of words that have been written about Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo a risk-reducing (preventive) mastectomy. She made a difficult choice, and has discussed that choice with power and grace, in the . . . → Read More: The Choice

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