Oscar-winning film star Angelina Jolie revealed that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after discovering that she has a mutated version of the BRCA1 gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer.Jolie and partner to Brad Pitt made the announcement in the form of an op-ed she authored for Tuesday’s New York Times under the headline, “My Medical Choice.” She wrote that she finished three months of surgical procedures to remove both breasts as a preventive measure.Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigners believe that Angelina Jolie’s openness would help raise crucial awareness of genetic breast cancer risk.
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