Contact Us

The Angelina Effect And Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and stories about the “Angelina Effect” have begun to resurface as a topic of debate on the net.

Getty Images

Angelina’s mother, fashion model Marcheline Bertrand, died of ovarian cancer at age 56. Women with family histories of ovarian and breast cancer run higher risks of also being diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer themselves due to genetic mutations.

Physicians can detect the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations and inform the patient if they do in fact run a higher risk for those cancers.

One of the drastic options for preventative care is mastectomy, removal or partial removal of the breast as a preemptive strike.

Angelina, who has been known in Hollywood as a sex symbol, made this decision.  Would you? If you found out that you ran a higher risk, would you opt for mastectomy or would you wait for a diagnosis before having a drastic operation?

More From FUN 107

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://fun107.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on FUN 107 - The Southcoast's #1 Hit Music Station! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on FUN 107 - The Southcoast's #1 Hit Music Station! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!