Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery - By ANGELINA JOLIE PITTMARCH 24, 2015. LOS ANGELES — TWO years ago I wrote about my choice to have a preventive double mastectomy. A simple blood test had revealed that I carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene. Health choices are part of life, not to be feared.
Angelina Jolie’s Mastectomy: Her Body. Her Choice. Period. // Don’t get me wrong, I often have a healthy distrust of the medical establishment, and I’m sympathetic to alternative treatments for anything, including cancer. But I’m also a forever advocate of women making their own educated decisions about their own bodies and their own health care. That’s exactly what #Angelina Jolie did.