Posted 3/25/2015 by hhill
No doubt you have all seen or heard the news that was reported in an Op-Ed piece in yesterday's New York Times.
Angelina Jolie Pitt, who ignited a world wide conversation two years ago when she disclosed that she had undergone prophylactic bilateral mastectomies in response to being BRCA1 positive, reported that a few weeks ago, she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. She wrote that she had been considering this surgery for a long time, but had resisted because of the premature menopause that would occur. Recent rising blood markers convinced her that the time had come to act. Blessedly, it appears that her actions were timely, and no cancer was discoved during or after the surgery.