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Imagine being told that you carry a gene that can make you sick and potentially take your life. Imagine being told that carrying that gene increases your chances of getting breast cancer to 87%. Imagine being an Oscar winning actress known for your beauty and sex appeal along with great humanitarian efforts. Imagine that actress thinking always of her mother that had been taken too soon after her body was ravaged by ovarian cancer. Imagine that a surgery to remove almost all of the risks was possible decreasing your chances to just 5% of getting cancer. Well there is no need to imagine what has become a reality for Angelina Jolie. Totem Tamers is honored to make the actress our WARRIOR WEDNESDAY for not only having the courage to undergo physically altering surgery, but for sharing her decision with the world.
Many women are choosing this path after being tested for the gene that carries breast cancer, known as the BRCA test. Women are choosing double mastectomies, and hysterectomies in an effort to decrease the likelihood that they will get cancer and therefore increasing their chances for long, prosperous lives! Angelina Jolie is not the first and she won’t be the last to make this decision that I can only imagine came with great thought and consideration but ultimately no other choice. For all the WARRIORS out there who have or may deal with this issue in your lives, we salute your strength and your courage and applaud those who share their story with others.
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