In the New York Times, there was an article in the opinion section written by the famous actress Angelina Jolie. The article was about Jolie’s mother and how at the age of 57 she died of breast cancer. It was recently brought to the attention of the actress that because her mother had cancer, she has this gene, BRCA1, that gives her a 87% chance of developing breast cancer and 50% ovarian cancer, like her mother. In order to prevent this, the star got a double mastectomy, in which she removed both of her breasts. Jolie wrote the article in order to inspire women from her expereinces and give hope to all women who have had breast cancer and to those had a loved one die or have breast cancer.
I found this article very moving and it made me want to help the breast cancer community. I hope all women read this article and are inspired by it too. 🙂