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Angelina Jolie has preventive double mastectomy

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ifilus, May 14, 2013.

  1. ifilus

    ifilus Well-Known Member

  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    1. Kudos to her for being willing to share her story.

    2. How in hell did that story not get out?

    3. Fuck cancer.
  3. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

  4. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    So if you're a low- to middle-income woman and need such a procedure, good luck with that.
  5. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I have a friend who did this. A week or so later, a blood clot from the surgical site went to her brain.
    Many flavors and colors of risk in the world.
  6. GidalKaiser

    GidalKaiser Member

    What a decision.
  7. beanpole

    beanpole Member

    Dammit. I had worked up a really good dislike of all things Jolie and now it's ruined.
  8. How unusual is this type of preventive surgery?
    I realize you have to take into consideration that cost - for her - is no issue.
    If Jill Average did this, would it be covered by insurance, since you are electing to remove a healthy (at least for the time being) part of your body.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I would think if the doctor's recommended it, it would be covered.

    Lots of preventative measures are covered.
  10. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    Why does the test itself for BRCA cost over $3000? Somebody's making a friggin' fortune.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It usually is covered. Sadly, I had a cousin who had the same procedure done shortly after my aunt died of breast cancer.

    I think it's great that Jolie went public with this...
  12. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    If you consider pregnancy, breastfeeding, gravity and time, the reality is that aesthetically her breasts will probably look better in the long run. The work they do these days is amazing.
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