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Lori Berlin (credit: CBS2)

Like Angelina Jolie, Upper West Side Woman Chose To Have Surgeries To Reduce Cancer Risk

Lori Berlin said she was tested for a gene mutation that indicates susceptibility to breast cancer after connecting for the first time with a cousin who was diagnosed with cancer.

03/29/2015

Actress Angelina Jolie. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Angelina Jolie Says She Had Preventative Double Mastectomy

The Oscar-winning actress and partner to Brad Pitt made the announcement in the form of an op-ed she authored for Tuesday’s New York Times under the headline, “My Medical Choice.”

05/14/2013

Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne: Angelina Jolie’s Surgery Has ‘Empowered Millions Of Women’

Angelina Jolie said she came forward about her preventative double mastectomy to empower other women to get educated about their own health – and she’s not the only celebrity who has faced the potentially deadly health crisis.

05/14/2013