Angelina Jolie has double mastectomy

Like Tree19Likes
  • 1 Post By Lotsawaves
  • 3 Post By mrspoppers
  • 1 Post By spiderlashes5000
  • 1 Post By The New Black
  • 3 Post By mrspoppers
  • 6 Post By mrspoppers
  • 3 Post By Yoshimi
  • 1 Post By Curlswirl

I don't have a link but it's available all over.

When I saw this on tv I just kept muttering "poor thing" "poor thing" to myself over and over. I don't have an opinion about her or her politics, but just as a human being I feel for her.

I hope she is safe from cancer now.

What do you think of her decision? I think she was brave and I applaud her for making it public which may encourage other women who are at very high risk to discuss this drastic surgery with loved ones and their physicians.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
I think it was a good decision for her but it is sad because most women cannot afford to do the testing she had done to see if she had the gene.
Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy - CNN.com

I had a cousin and an ex-boss's wife who both had this procedure done for similar reasons. I also applaud her. Too bad something so private has to be made public, but then again it does educate other women of their options.

CP, this is a really good thread. I don't know much on this topic and I think there may be some here who can really educate us on this.
rouquinne likes this.
I applaud her courage and this made me like her a little bit. If my sister had been positive for BRCA 1 or 2 when she was tested two years ago, I would have done the same thing as Angelina Jolie. I have already decided that if I am ever diagnosed with breast cancer, I will have a double mastectomy and be done with it.

I think it was a good decision for her but it is sad because most women cannot afford to do the testing she had done to see if she had the gene.
Originally Posted by murrrcat
It is true that the test is expensive. (My sister's test was around $2,500.) However, insurance will pay for it if you have a strong family history. Insurance paid for my sister's test.

I think what is sadder than genetic testing not being available to more women is that diagnostic testing besides mammograms is not available to women who don't have good health insurance. I think if we were talking about prostate cancer, we'd have testing and screenings for all.
rouquinne, LAwoman and Wiregirl like this.
Quote:
When are women going to face the fact that they donít know their own bodies as well as men who have heard things?

Don Langrick
Bonsai Culturist
Seems like a reasonable decision. I'm glad she's Ok and spoke about it.
Wiregirl likes this.
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG

Just read about this too. It had to be a scary decision. But like others said AJ has the money to get the testing, the preventative surgery and the reconstructive surgery.
murrrcat likes this.
No MAS.

I am the new Black.

"Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Kimshi4242

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/kimshi4242
Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy - CNN.com

I had a cousin and an ex-boss's wife who both had this procedure done for similar reasons. I also applaud her. Too bad something so private has to be made public, but then again it does educate other women of their options.

CP, this is a really good thread. I don't know much on this topic and I think there may be some here who can really educate us on this.
Originally Posted by Lotsawaves
She is the one that made it public, via a column today in the NY Times. She wanted her story to inspire and educate others. I think it's awesome that she went public with it and I felt the same way when Christina Applegate went public with her story.
Quote:
When are women going to face the fact that they donít know their own bodies as well as men who have heard things?

Don Langrick
Bonsai Culturist
Here is a story about a woman who couldn't afford the surgery who was able to have it done anyway. The doctor who performed the mastectomy is the same one who did my sister's double mastectomy 2.5 years ago. I'm not saying that it's easy to find resources like this but they are out there.

I say this because I don't want anyone to read this thread (or any other story out there today) and think their situation is hopeless because they aren't wealthy. There are resources out there.
Quote:
When are women going to face the fact that they donít know their own bodies as well as men who have heard things?

Don Langrick
Bonsai Culturist
Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy - CNN.com

I had a cousin and an ex-boss's wife who both had this procedure done for similar reasons. I also applaud her. Too bad something so private has to be made public, but then again it does educate other women of their options.

CP, this is a really good thread. I don't know much on this topic and I think there may be some here who can really educate us on this.
Originally Posted by Lotsawaves
She is the one that made it public, via a column today in the NY Times. She wanted her story to inspire and educate others. I think it's awesome that she went public with it and I felt the same way when Christina Applegate went public with her story.
Originally Posted by mrspoppers
Personally, I just got a very different feeling from what I read about CA's surgery vs AJ's. CA sounded very defeated and angry and almost ashamed. And AJ sounds empowered by it (she actually used the word "empowered".) For some reason two totally different feelings evoked.
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG

Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy - CNN.com

I had a cousin and an ex-boss's wife who both had this procedure done for similar reasons. I also applaud her. Too bad something so private has to be made public, but then again it does educate other women of their options.

CP, this is a really good thread. I don't know much on this topic and I think there may be some here who can really educate us on this.
Originally Posted by Lotsawaves
She is the one that made it public, via a column today in the NY Times. She wanted her story to inspire and educate others. I think it's awesome that she went public with it and I felt the same way when Christina Applegate went public with her story.
Originally Posted by mrspoppers
Personally, I just got a very different feeling from what I read about CA's surgery vs AJ's. CA sounded very defeated and angry and almost ashamed. And AJ sounds empowered by it (she actually used the word "empowered".) For some reason two totally different feelings evoked.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I am guessing here, but it was probably less empowering for CA because she was diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age, her mom died of breast cancer at a young age, and that was why she was tested for the gene.
Quote:
When are women going to face the fact that they donít know their own bodies as well as men who have heard things?

Don Langrick
Bonsai Culturist
I think there is a huge element of confidence and self worth in this too. AJ is someone who has always demonstrated an inner confidence and self belief, and has what I imagine is a very strong support network. Also she is empowered by every stage of her treatment being about her choice. If she chooses not to have her breasts cosmetically rebuilt it will be because she chooses it. She can choose where and when every stage of her treatment happens.

For others going through this they may not feel like they have a choice due to a cancer diagnosis. The people around them may not be educated or supported. They may not be able to choose their doctor, and may not be able to have any cosmetic procedures afterwards.

While we should acknowledge and celebrate her choice in having this done and making it public, I think we should be careful not to let that finish the pain and fear that other women going through the same thing may be experiencing.

Sent from my HTC_Amaze_4G using CurlTalk App
2C, Medium thickness, Low posity
Recovering from a year of keratin and bleach with CG

Routine

Low Poo, Condition, Leave in, Curl cream, Supersoak, Gel, Diffuse on high heat, with minimal lift to encourage waves and reduce frizz, Dry on cool with nozzle down to smooth hair and finish drying,Shine Serum

Weekly gelatin protien treatments.
She is the one that made it public, via a column today in the NY Times. She wanted her story to inspire and educate others. I think it's awesome that she went public with it and I felt the same way when Christina Applegate went public with her story.
Originally Posted by mrspoppers
Personally, I just got a very different feeling from what I read about CA's surgery vs AJ's. CA sounded very defeated and angry and almost ashamed. And AJ sounds empowered by it (she actually used the word "empowered".) For some reason two totally different feelings evoked.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I am guessing here, but it was probably less empowering for CA because she was diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age, her mom died of breast cancer at a young age, and that was why she was tested for the gene.
Originally Posted by mrspoppers
No, Angelina's mom is the one who died of cancer.

And Christina and Angelina were about the same age (36 and 37) when they discovered they had the bad gene and chose to have bilateral mastectomies.

Christina had a cancerous lump removed right before her bilateral mastectomy tho.
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG


Personally, I just got a very different feeling from what I read about CA's surgery vs AJ's. CA sounded very defeated and angry and almost ashamed. And AJ sounds empowered by it (she actually used the word "empowered".) For some reason two totally different feelings evoked.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I am guessing here, but it was probably less empowering for CA because she was diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age, her mom died of breast cancer at a young age, and that was why she was tested for the gene.
Originally Posted by mrspoppers
No, Angelina's mom is the one who died of cancer.

And Christina and Angelina were about the same age (36 and 37) when they discovered they had the bad gene and chose to have bilateral mastectomies.

Christina had a cancerous lump removed right before her bilateral mastectomy tho.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
You're correct. I thought her mom died but she survived.
Quote:
When are women going to face the fact that they donít know their own bodies as well as men who have heard things?

Don Langrick
Bonsai Culturist

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com