Angelina Jolie just revealed that she got a preventive double mastectomy.
She said that she got the procedure done after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer. She and husband Brad Pitt made the shocking announcement via The New York Times. They wrote, "My mother fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56. She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her arms. But my other children will never have the chance to know her and experience how loving and gracious she was." Adding, "I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy. But it is one I am very happy that I made. My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer."
Readers, what do you think of Angelina Jolie's decision to get a preventive double mastectomy? (Getty)