Angelina Jolie writes in op-ed she's ...

Angelina Jolie writes in op-ed she's had both breasts removed over genetic cancer risk

There are 6 comments on the Canada.com story from May 14, 2013, titled Angelina Jolie writes in op-ed she's had both breasts removed over genetic cancer risk. In it, Canada.com reports that:

Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer.

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Max

Magdeburg, Germany

#1 May 14, 2013
it is now a question. What if Angelina gets a cancer and it gives metastases to brain? Should she now remove her brain to reduce this risk?
jane

Bronx, NY

#2 May 14, 2013
This sends a bad message to women. The doctor now becomes a fortune teller and scares a woman when he doesn't know for sure and then makes thousands off of her fear. Isn't that why we have something called a mammagram test? It is like saying you have a high risk of dying in a car accident so never get in a car. Doctors are destroying women today for the sake of money. The reports I read say this Brac1 mutation is overstated. Also Jolie's mother had ovarian cancer not breast so why didn't she remove her ovaries.

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Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#3 May 17, 2013
For those critics of Obamacare, here is a great example of why it works and is good for America.
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/fieldclini... "Angelina Jolie’s announcement that she underwent a double mastectomy to protect against a genetic form of breast cancer inspired widespread surprise and admiration. With her op-ed revelation in the New York Times, she put herself forward as a role model for millions of women who face a similar dilemma. Such candor and forthrightness are rare among celebrities.

Yet, she is extremely fortunate in one respect. She has the financial resources to afford both the testing that found her heightened risk and the consequent surgery. As she noted in her op-ed, many women do not." ..."Each insurance companies sets its own criteria for covering the test. Reimbursement may depend, for example, on whether the patient has had cancer in the past or has a family history of it. If the criteria are not met, the patient must pay out of their own pocket, even if a doctor recommended the test.

Myriad says that most patients whom it tests have insurance coverage and only have to contribute a co-payment of about $100. It offers financial assistance for some others. However, this does not take into account the patients who never seek testing because it is not covered or because they lack insurance entirely.

But that is about to change. Under health reform, insurance policies must cover basic preventive services with no co-payment. The federal government recently clarified that this includes all physician-recommended BRCA testing along with counseling related to it."
genesORenviormen t

Bryn Mawr, PA

#4 May 17, 2013
jane wrote:
This sends a bad message to women. The doctor now becomes a fortune teller and scares a woman when he doesn't know for sure and then makes thousands off of her fear. Isn't that why we have something called a mammagram test? It is like saying you have a high risk of dying in a car accident so never get in a car. Doctors are destroying women today for the sake of money. The reports I read say this Brac1 mutation is overstated. Also Jolie's mother had ovarian cancer not breast so why didn't she remove her ovaries.
Medical "fortune teller" or medical fortune telling about sums it up.

Have those genetic testing companies and studies put everything in perspective other than what the last generation or two of the family gene pool has experienced? How about what the enviorment they experienced in the way of toxins or what they experienced in the way of stress/stressors? Did their family use certain cooking recipes pt encourage and/or actually drink-too much. Nowadays you have had 3 generations of the same family gene pool subjected to big pharma and the medical industry in general. Is that in their statistics?
Nic

New York, NY

#5 Jul 2, 2013
jane wrote:
This sends a bad message to women. The doctor now becomes a fortune teller and scares a woman when he doesn't know for sure and then makes thousands off of her fear. Isn't that why we have something called a mammagram test? It is like saying you have a high risk of dying in a car accident so never get in a car. Doctors are destroying women today for the sake of money. The reports I read say this Brac1 mutation is overstated. Also Jolie's mother had ovarian cancer not breast so why didn't she remove her ovaries.
Here is the Bad Message you sending you women..That they are incapable of making a good decision and taking control of situations that put there own lives in Jepordy.Get a life..Jolie is smart and She made a Decision based on research and Sound Judgement..YOur Lack of education is Mindblowing..You are an Ass..
Nic

New York, NY

#6 Jul 2, 2013
genesORenviorment wrote:
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Medical "fortune teller" or medical fortune telling about sums it up.
Have those genetic testing companies and studies put everything in perspective other than what the last generation or two of the family gene pool has experienced? How about what the enviorment they experienced in the way of toxins or what they experienced in the way of stress/stressors? Did their family use certain cooking recipes pt encourage and/or actually drink-too much. Nowadays you have had 3 generations of the same family gene pool subjected to big pharma and the medical industry in general. Is that in their statistics?
Has Nothing to do with Medical Fortune teller..Pierce Brosman's 1st wife died of Ovarian Cancer..Today His daughter died of the same thing..It is Genetic..JOlie got tested and reduced her risk to getting the Disease..Stop Being aN ass..And stop Showing the world How Stupid you are ..

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