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Angelina Jolie’s prophylactic mastectomy a difficult decision

Posted May 15, 2013, 11:50 am Stephanie Watson, Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch Angelina Jolie revealed yesterday in a New York Times op-ed article that she underwent a double mastectomy so she wouldnít get breast cancer. Choosing that operation must have been an extraordinarily difficult decision. Going public with it must have been equally difficult. Telling her story may help other women learn more about the genes that underlie someóbut not allóbreast…

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