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Angelina Jolie’s Life – Changing Decision

Angelina Jolie dared to do something almost no woman would. She changed parts of her body that are considered “feminine” for such a powerful reason that will make you think.

Angelina’s life changed when she saw the results of her genetic test. She found out she had an 87% chance of having breast cancer. Her mother’s family suffered a lot from this condition. Both her mother and grandmother died of ovarian cancer.

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“They have asked if the same could happen to me. I have always told them not to worry, but the truth is I carry a “faulty “gene. Angelina decided not to take any risks and made a brave decision. She underwent a preventive double mastectomy.

Outside of her family, she didn’t tell anyone about her diagnosis. After 3 months of operations to rebuild her breasts, her doctors said her chances of having cancer dropped from 87% to only 5%. But peace didn’t last long. The actress presented some symptoms of ovarian cancer. So, the doctor that did her ovaries surgery was her mother’s doctor.

Her mother had said to her:” Promise me you will take Angie’s ovaries out.” Angelina was face to face with the disease that took her mother’s life, and that didn’t let 5 of her children meet their grandma. The actress didn’t let fear get to her, and she underwent surgery to get her ovaries removed. This made Angelina go into early menopause, even though she followed a hormonal treatment to try to control it. That experience helped her better understand what her mom went through.

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“When I went to visit my mom in the hospital when she found out she had cancer, the first time she was gonna have her ovaries removed, she was very upset and feeling like this was their taking out her parts that were female.”

That’s why two weeks after her surgery, she wrote an article where she reveals to the world what she faced in silence. “I don’t feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminished my femininity.”

Her goal was to inspire women to get screened for cancer, but also to show that not all of them have enough resources to pay for such procedures. So assistance from governments and institutions is urgent. “I connected with other families, other women. And now when I meet people, we don’t talk as much about films, but we talk about their children, or women’s choices, or their wives. So it’s been a really beautiful journey.”

Angelina Jolie definitely has a superpower that deserves a standing ovation: To inspire us to be strong thanks to her honest vulnerability.

Ellen DeGeneres Shared her Biggest Secret

Ellen DeGeneres revealed a secret to the world that she had never admitted even to herself! “It’s really horrible, horrible story.” Why did she decide to share it now? It took Ellen 30 years to be able to talk about it.

When she was just a 15-year old teenager, her mother, Betty, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had to have surgery to remove the tumor and undergo a long treatment in another city. So, Betty had to stay away for a long time.

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That’s when it happened. Ellen was se*ually assaulted by her stepfather. The abuse started in the most disgusting way imaginable.

“He told me that he’d felt a lump in her breast, and he needed to feel mine.” “He convinced me that he needs to feel my breast.” He used the same excuse several times. This way, he could manipulate and abuse her. Ellen was afraid to confront her stepfather. Just like many victims, Ellen felt guilty. She felt angry at herself because she couldn’t stand up to him, until she noticed her stepfather getting more violent.

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“He tried to break my door down, and I kicked the window out and ran.” After that, she managed to avoid more abuse. When Betty came home, Ellen wanted to protect her. And it took her years to reveal the truth. When she finally built up the courage to tell her mom what had happened, Betty didn’t believe her. And stayed married for 18 more years! When she got a divorce, Ellen started to take care of her mother. But she never forgot all that had happened. “I should never have protected her. I should have protected myself”. “I wish I would have been better-taken care of. I wish she would have believed me”.

Ellen needed the courage to face her past, forgive her mother, and move on. Now, she decided to share her story with the world… Her goal is to protect other women. “We just don’t make stuff up.” “ It is just time for us to have a voice. It’s time for us to have power”.

Shannen Doherty is Fighting the Toughest Battle of her Life!

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As you may know, Shannen is currently battling stage IV breast cancer. The 48-year-old actress updated her followers on Saturday that things are looking good, she is working out with her friends, model Anne Marie Kortright (37) and personal trainer Kira Stokes (45).

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‘After a year of dealing with cancer coming back and other stresses, I’m back at it,’ she revealed. ‘Taking care of myself and embracing every day. It’s not always easy. I have days I’m depressed or just plain lazy. But I push thru with the help of friends.’

The Beverly Hills, 90210 actress, says that Kortright motivates her and gives her the necessary nutritional information.

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According to Shannen, Kortright has been relentless in getting me to hike and learning new ways to cook that feed my soul as well as my tummy but in a very healthy way,’

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The actress has undergone a mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation. She was first diagnosed with cancer in March 2015, five years ago. In April 2017, she was cancer-free, but last month she was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer.

She recently spoke with ABC’s Good Morning America, and she talked about her health battle.

‘It’s going to come out in a matter of days or a week that I’m stage four, so my cancer came back, and that’s why I’m here,’ she said. ‘I don’t think I’ve processed it. It’s a bitter pill to swallow in a lot of ways.’

Shannen took part in the short-lived BH902010 reboot to pay tribute to the late castmate Luke Perry.

‘One of the reasons, along with Luke, that I did 90210 and didn’t really tell anybody because I thought, people can look at that other person with stage four can work too,’ she added. ‘Like, you know, our life doesn’t end the minute we get that diagnosis. We still have some living to do.’