What Angelina Jolie Did To Prevent Cancer Will Stun You

March 25, 2015


Unfortunately, cancer is a wide-spread disease. Almost all of us came in contact with it in some way, whether it was a relative, a friend, or “I know a guy who knows a guy who has cancer.”

However, global awareness about this dreadful disease is not at a high level. That’s why Angelina Jolie Pitt, who’s an active humanitarian aside from being an actress and a director, decided to surgically remove her ovaries in order to show the world just how serious cancer can be.

Addressing The Past And The Future

As it happens, the star of “Tomb Raider” lost her mother, grandmother, and aunt to cancer, which means she has certain genetic predispositions of getting the disease.

This gave her just another reason for taking such a drastic action as removing her ovaries and fallopian tubes.

This wouldn’t be the first time Angelina Jolie did something to herself in order to prevent cancer and to raise awareness about the disease.

About two years ago, the actress found out that she carries a certain mutation that gives her 87% chance of breast cancer and 50% chance of ovarian cancer.

Upon learning the terrifying facts, Jolie decided to have a double mastectomy. With both breasts removed, the actress made sure she would never get breast cancer.

A Radical Move

Most cancer patients turn to surgery as the last possible option. Reserving as much of their body as they can, these people don’t give up their organs too often.

That’s why what Angelina Jolie did is so extraordinary. Aside from preventing any potential problems, the actress pulled some moves that may lead to feeling incomplete.

And here’s what she had to say for New York Times: “It is not easy to make these decisions. But it is possible to take control and tackle head-on any health issue. You can seek advice, learn about the options and make choices that are right for you. Knowledge is power.

Here is to a brave woman, and hopefully to raising the global awareness of how devastating cancer can be.