By MAMAMIA TEAM
1. Angelina Jolie has made her first red carpet appearance since voluntarily choosing to undergo a preventative double mastectomy.
The 37-year-old actress walked the red carpet with her partner Brad Pitt, for the London premier of his latest movie World War Z.
Jolie wore a stunning black Saint Laurent gown – and a big smile.
The Mirror reported that on the red carpet, Jolie said, “I’ve been very happy about the open discussion about the issues”, and added that support from her fans and the public “meant the world” to her.
Last month, Jolie revealed that she had a “faulty” gene, BRCA1. Her doctor’s estimated that this gave her an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer. As a result, Angelina opted for a preventative mastectomy and finished the three months of medical procedures on April 27.
At the time, Jolie wrote for the New York Times:
I do not feel any less of a woman … I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.
I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy. But it is one I am very happy that I made. My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.