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    I can't stand her, actually, but I'm glad that she is using her celebrity to bring attention to the ability that women have to be tested for this and to take preventative measures to save their own life. One of my best friends lost her mother to breast cancer at 52. She was tested for the BRAC gene just 3 months ago ~ waiting on the results was excruciating. thankfully she was negative. That said she recently had to undergo a lumpectomy and her breasts are now considered "active". If she has another issue she is going to get a mastectomy. She has two young daughters who she wants to see become women. I applaud her.

    For what its worth I think that AJ had implants before undergoing the mastectomy anyway. Its pretty obvious looking at old pictures and whatnot. Choosing to get a mastectomy and new implants ~ well ~ I don't really get the hoopla from a fan perspective?
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    I'm not sure about a prior boob job. She had three kids and breastfed them, including twins, and that does tend to change one's breasts a bit. Maybe they got a bit flabby & she used those sticky things to perk them up in strapless dresses?
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    If this pic is really her (the bottom one, from 2007) and not a body double or digitally enhanced, then yes, she no doubt had implants. Has Angelina Jolie Gotten Breast Implants? : Makemeheal.com Celebrity Plastic Surgery, News, Gossip

    She has like 5% body fat and has nursed babies ~ no way could she possibly have breasts like that without implants. Unless its magic tape

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    Props to her for making such a big decision that could possibly save her life. I think if her celebrity status and speaking about it helps sway one person to think more critically about breast health, then that's a win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    If this pic is really her (the bottom one, from 2007) and not a body double or digitally enhanced, then yes, she no doubt had implants. Has Angelina Jolie Gotten Breast Implants? : Makemeheal.com Celebrity Plastic Surgery, News, Gossip

    She has like 5% body fat and has nursed babies ~ no way could she possibly have breasts like that without implants. Unless its magic tape
    I dont know? They even say in that article that the image is retouched. I dont think it is an accurate representation. Not saying she didnt have one, just dont think that is a good image to go from. I would try to look up others, but image searching Angelina's breasts right before Mom comes to pick up my daycare kid might not be a good idea
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    And yes, what Athena said.
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    I can totally understand her doing this. When I was 29 I had a lump, and was freaking scared. My lovely housemate asked what I was going to do when they "chop your boob off". Not a great thing to be saying when I was hysterical. After 2 mammograms it was confirmed that it was just a solid cyst that eventually went away. It was right near a lymph node so the doctors were taking things seriously - my first mammogram was done an hour after seeing my family doctor. Now I have had larger then DD breasts for a long time, they were an F before I got pregnant with Robbie/breast feeding and then went to an H and never went down. Now I would have my breasts removed and implants no problem, at that time all I could think of was wanting to be able to breastfeed and what would having a breast removed do. I really want a reduction done and since it is medically necessary it would be covered under my provincial health insurance but I want to lose weight first....

    For me, I am thankful anytime a celebrity uses their fame to bring awareness to health issues and what can be done to help/prevent.
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    I don't really understand why this has turned into a "has she had a boob job?" thread. So what if she has? Her body, her choice.

    My colleague (male might I add and with no kids) was saying yesterday "That's a bit extreme isn't it! Who does that?". I felt like punching him in the face.

    I think it's great that she has spoken about it because I'm sure there are many women out there fighting with this decision. Somehow, knowing AJ has gone through it might help them make the right one.

    Having to decide to have your boobs or womb removed, must be the hardest decision a woman would ever have to make (exclusing other situations regarding kids). I don't think I can comment on what I would do, unless I was in that situation. I feel that I would cry about my boobs but that I would definitely go through with removing them if I knew it would stop me 100% from getting breast cancer. As for my womb, I honestly could not comment. I'm not through having my babies yet - if I was, maybe I would say yes for definite.

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    Maybe I'm a minority but I actually wouldn't put this up there with the "hardest decisions a woman has to make".

    If I had a ticking time bomb strapped to my chest I'd be pretty excited to get rid of it, especially these days as it means that it gets replaced with my own nipples and perky new boobs. As someone who has adenomyosis and the only real cure is a hysterectomy or continuous birth control pills (what I'm doing now as we are not 100% sure we are done) I can tell you that I can't wait to have the hysterectomy once we ARE sure. Its just not that big of a deal to me. They don't take the ovaries, so you still retain all of your hormones/aren't thrown into early menopause ~ you simply get rid of an organ that you don't need anymore. I'm honestly not that much more attached to it than I am my appendix ~ if my appendix went rogue on me getting it removed wouldn't be "one of the hardest decisions I've ever made" ~ I'd be all "shoop there you GO naughty organ".

    I have a hard time relating to people with children who will NOT be tested for this gene if they have a strong or early family history with breast cancer. Seems incredibly selfish to me. I know everyone handles illness differently ~ but I think that we owe it to our children to try to stay alive for them. That includes staying fit, eating well, and managing our disease risk factors.

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    OK, maybe not such a hard decision when you already have a child or children. Imagine not though and it was something you so desperately wanted? I guess 'decision' was the wrong word. I should've said "hardest things to go through".

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