BANGKOK, 15 May 2013 – Angelina Jolie has undergone a preventive mastectomy surgery, which involves removing both of her breasts, in order to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer to 5 percent after having been diagnosed with gene mutation disorder.
The news that Hollywood actress superstar Angelina Jolie has undergone a double mastectomy has shocked Hollywood and the movie industry worldwide. The surgery involved removing both her breasts in order to reduce her chances of developing breast cancer after she had been told by her doctors that she carried a faulty gene which put her at risk of developing the deadly disease. Her actor husband Brad Pitt, was very supportive of her throughout the 9 weeks of treatment and recovery.
After the operation, the medical team confirmed that Angelina Jolie’s chance of developing breast cancer has been reduced to only 5 percent. Angelina also stated that having her whole breast removed has not made her feel less feminine.