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Angelina Jolie's surgery. Would you? edit in op

Anonymous
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Angelina Jolie had genetic testing done and was positive for the mutation that causes breast AND ovarian cancers. She opted to have her ovaries and breasts removed.

Could you do that?

Added info: If you test positive for ONE of the genes, your chances are in the 40-60% of a new cancer. If you test positive for both, it goes up to 80% chance. Because there is NO test for ovarian cancer, it is most often caught too late.

I am awaiting my results now.

I always thought it would be easy to remove them. Once you are diagnosed(I was last week) you dont get to keep your areolas or nipples(not on the cancer breast). So I went from "no problem" to "what the fuck?"
Posted by Anonymous on May. 14, 2013 at 8:21 AM
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starlight91
by on May. 14, 2013 at 8:22 AM

I have, but before that I had 4 months of chemo, yes I have the same genetic mutation as her.

ErikaRobin
by Platinum Member on May. 14, 2013 at 8:23 AM

Does insurance cover that?

monkeybelle83
by Member on May. 14, 2013 at 8:23 AM
I don't know. I know I wouldn't have the money to go get a boob job after though.
monkeybelle83
by Member on May. 14, 2013 at 8:24 AM
I would assume not. It would be considered unnecessary surgery

Quoting ErikaRobin:

Does insurance cover that?

starlight91
by on May. 14, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Mine did but then again I did actually have cancer.

Quoting ErikaRobin:

Does insurance cover that?


Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on May. 14, 2013 at 8:24 AM
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Yes, if after I'm done having children i find out I have a high chance of getting a form of cancer I would be proactive.
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Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on May. 14, 2013 at 8:24 AM
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She had an 87 percent chance of getting breast cancer.

Quoting Pink.Sunshine.:

Why so extreme? She may not have ever gotten those cancers even though she had the mutation.

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Pink.Sunshine.
by on May. 14, 2013 at 8:25 AM

oh wow, then if I had those chances, I would've done the same if I had the money.

Quoting Roxygurl:

She had an 87 percent chance of getting breast cancer.

Quoting Pink.Sunshine.:

Why so extreme? She may not have ever gotten those cancers even though she had the mutation.




ChicagoMimi
by Mimi on May. 14, 2013 at 8:25 AM
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Without a doubt!

VannaMae307
by on May. 14, 2013 at 8:26 AM

If the chances were THAT high then yes, I would if I was able to. No reason to keep the problematic parts, there are many different prosthetic bras and such for women who have their breasts removed as part of cancer treatment.

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