Dr. Kristi Funk addresses the media outside the Pink Lotus Breast center in Beverly Hills, California, on May 14, 2013, where Angelina Jolie had her double mastectomy. The founder of the US breast clinic said she hopes the star's decision will save 'countless lives' of women with cancer, saying the clinic 'applauds Angelina Jolie's bold choices regarding her BRCA mutation.' The Oscar-winning actress revealed Tuesday she has undergone a double mastectomy to reduce her high risk of breast cancer, encouraging other women to address threats to their health.
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I absolutely applaud Angelina Jolie’s decision to go public with the fact that she has is a BRCA 1 mutation carrier, and had a preventative double mastectomy. I have always admired Angelina’s work as an actress, humanitarian, but have a new level of respect for herMore quotes »
Fine: Angelina's breast cancer victory isn't for celebs only
week, actress Angelina Jolie announced that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning that she was genetically predisposed to cancer. Her disclosure was a powerful show of solidarity with the more than 100,000 American women who undergo breast Read more »
Angelina Jolie to have ovaries removed, report says
magazine reported Wednesday that Angelina Jolie , 37, now will have her ovaries removed because of the same gene that put her at 87 percent risk of breast cancer . The magazine said her doctors estimate she has a 50 percent chance of developing ovarian cancer Read more »
LI oncologist: Angelina Jolie sends 'vital' message to women
Jolie 's op-ed piece telling of the genetic mutation that led to her opting for a preventive double mastectomy is "a wonderfully open and honest editorial" that hopefully will lead to families having much-needed discussions about health history, a Long Island Read more »
Brad Pitt, others on Angelina Jolie's decision to have double mastectomy
breast cancer , and similarly went public in an effort to raise awareness of the disease and treatment -- tweeted Tuesday, " Angelina Jolie reveals double mastectomy. Proud of her for using her incredible platform to educate women."Actress-writer-producer Read more »
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Angelina Jolie's courageous act will save women's lives
after her April 27 breast reconstruction, the third and final surgery aimed at sparing her an early death from breast cancer, Angelina Jolie was in good spirits at home. Upon paying a house call, her surgeon, Dr. Kristi Funk of the Pink Lotus Breast Center 4:19 PM from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Read more »