Angelina Jolie Has a Double Mastectomy

The actress and humanitarian receives praise from acting community for her announcement.

When Angelina Jolie announced to the world that she underwent a double mastectomy via an op-ed piece for theĀ New York Times, she probably wasn't expecting the impact her revelation would have. Jolie had the procedure because of an 87 percent risk of getting breast cancer, the same disease that took her mother at the age of 56. In the piece, she also talks about her surgery, her decision to make it public, and the support she received from fiancee Brad Pitt. Since the announcement, many from the acting community have praised her honesty and bravery in sharing her story.

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