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“Jewish” Gene Breast Cancer Fear Prompts Angelina Jolie to Have Double Mastectomy

The Forward – Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie has had a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer and says she hopes her story will inspire other women fighting the life-threatening disease.

Jolie wrote in the New York Times on Tuesday the operation has made it easier for her to reassure her six children that she would not die young from cancer, like her own mother did at 56.

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Posted by on May 14, 2013. Filed under Health / Sports,Jewish News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

One Response to “Jewish” Gene Breast Cancer Fear Prompts Angelina Jolie to Have Double Mastectomy

  1. Elana Silber

    May 14, 2013 at 10:50 am

    What every young Jew needs to know about Angelina Jolie today: Know your family history. And then contact Sharsheret http://bit.ly/Uk2XoR