Just like most of you yesterday we woke to the news that Angelina Jolie has a preventative double mastectomy, following the news that she carries the BRCA1 gene and had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer.
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Firstly I would like to commend her on sharing her story with the world and I am amazed that she managed to keep private for so long.
Raising awareness about BRCA has been very difficult you only have to ask Wendy Watson the founder of the Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline the struggles she went through to prove their was a family link and to go to become the first person in the UK to have a preventative double mastectomy and to set up the fantastic charity to help others in her position.
So what does all this news about mean?
Well is means that by sharing her story it shows the world that cancer can affect anyone, rich, poor, black, white, ANYONE!
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