May 17, 2013

Survey Finds That 7-in-10 Women Would Follow Angelina Jolie's Lead


Angelina Jolie's announcement that she has undergone a preventative double mastectomy has inspired other women to take control.

A survey by market research company YouGov reveals seven out of 10 British women would have the procedure if tests showed they had a high chance of developing breast cancer.

On Tuesday, the Tomb Raider beauty announced in a New York Times piece that she had undergone a double mastectomy as a preventive measure against breast cancer.

Jolie said that doctors estimated that she "had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer" due to a "faulty" gene, BRCA1, which increases cancer risk.

Now 68 percent of women say they would have all natural breast tissue removed and replaced with implants if tests indicated a high probability of developing breast cancer.

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