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Cultural Earthquake: 70% Women to Follow Angelina's Double Mastectomy

May 17, 2013 07:13 PM EDT

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Angelina Jolie's announcement that she has undergone a preventative double mastectomy has inspired 7-in-10 women to take control.

Angelina announced on Tuesday in a New York Times piece that she had undergone a double mastectomy as a preventive measure against breast cancer. She hoped that her announcement would serve as a reminder to other women in the same situation of their options, and now 70 percent British women would follow the Tomb Raider beauty if tests showed they had a high chance of developing breast cancer, according to a survey by market research company YouGov.

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Angelina said that doctors reckoned that she "had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer" due to a "faulty" gene, BRCA1 that surges cancer risk. 

For many, Angelina is their goddess. She has influenced many people in the past. When she adopted a baby from Ethiopia, inquiry at U.S. adoption agencies about other Ethiopian orphans doubled. When she named other children Vivienne or Maddox, those names became the most famous among the popularity charts for American newborns.

Now, 70 percent of women say if tests revealed a high chance of developing breast cancer, then, they would have all natural breast tissue removed and replaced with implants.

 

 

 

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