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Angelina Jolie double mastectomy Infographics

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We just made an infographic to summarize all the happenings around recent buzz around Jolie's decision to go public about her double mastectomy .Hope you like it.

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Breast cancer double mastectomy infographics -Jolie



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Angelina Jolie has a Mutation in a gene called BRCA - The Villain



Mutation in BRCA




  • Is in less than 0.1% of Women


  • Increases risk of Breast Cancer 5 times


  • Is in Only 4% of women who develop Breast CancerHer mother also had Breast Cancer, increasing her risk for Breast Cancer further.


  • To reduce her risk, She chose Mastectomy (complete removal of breast tissue) & breast reconstruction.After Mastectomy, Angelina Jolie reduced her expected risk of breast cancer to 5%



Prophylactic Oophorectomy Next ? 



She still has 50% Risk of ovarian cancer owing to her family pre-disposition.



Your Risk



Modifiables



Physical Inactivity, Tobacco, Alcohol, High-Fat Diet, Hormone Therapy, Exposure        



Not Modifiables



Age, Dense Tissue, Family Pre-disposition, Reproducive & Menstrual History, Race



Prevention



Healthy Lifestyle, Periodic screening as per Risk Profile, Preventive Therapy, Surgery, Breastfeed



Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.Thanks AJ for encouraging people to take charge of their health.



Understand your Risk, Make Informed Choices



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Medical School - New York University

Internship in Internal Medicine - Beth Israel Medical Center

Residency in Internal Medicine - Beth Israel Medical Center

Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine - Columbia University Medical Center

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