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Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy Doctor Details Process & Procedure

Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy Doctor Details Process & Procedure

Earlier this week, Angelina Jolie detailed her account of her cancer-preventative double mastectomy in an op-ed piece.

Now, the 37-year-old actress’ doctor has written an informative blog post, titled “A Patient’s Journey: Angelina Jolie“, to raise awareness and let possible patients know their options.

“On February 2, 2013, Angelina was in the operating room for the first operation, the nipple delay. Her partner [Brad Pitt] was on hand to greet her as soon as she came around from the anesthetic, as he was during each of the operations,” Dr. Kristi Funk wrote. “After the operation, her skin was slightly bruised but soon returned to normal. Two days after her procedure, great news arrived: the tissue behind both nipples came back completely normal.”

Angelina expected to feel well, to be active. On Monday, the pathology returned and I called Angelina to confirm our biggest hope: all of the breast tissue was benign. The final operation occurred on April 27, 2013, ten weeks after the mastectomies: reconstruction of the breasts with implant, which went extremely well, bringing an end to her surgical journey,” Dr. Funk continued.

To read more about Angelina‘s surgical journey, visit

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# 1

Do we have to read about this the whole summer??? Let’s give it a rest shall we.

# 2

She’s VERY lucky to be able to afford it. Average working class women can’t afford the test nor can they afford the implants. We’d LOVE to get it done and NEED to get it done but can’t afford it. Cancer is a multimillion dollar business. Look at the statics, how much actually goes toward research and how much goes to ADMINISTRATION. You’d be disgusted how much goes to administration, which means NOT FINDING CURES.

# 3

@Shamu: totally, we don’t need to know everyday details.

# 4

brave and lucky girl. bless her heart.

# 5

Now the doctor gives publicity about himself saying everything was wonderfully done because she recovered fast and there were no problems.
I think that operation not only depends on the doctor but on the pacient’s ability to heal. He should stop “praising himself”.

# 6
5 years worth of attention @ 05/15/2013 at 10:21 am

speaking engagements

# 7


# 8

Sooo this is pre- pre-cancerous removal

# 9



I agree…I know it was brave what she did, and I applaud her for that, but come on, you don’t have to turn this into daily news…she’s not Jesus…I mean while we read about her oh-so-great decision on every damn site, other women wait to die of cancer because they have NO MONEY to treat themselves…

mommy is watching u,anjie.

Remember way back when farmers plugged a watermellon, a cut a piece for you to see if it was bad or good then replaced the plug?.

Those who do not like tho read this, do not click.
Her procedure will help those women out there who still do not consider mastectomies an option even if their cases have already diagnosed. Take off the stigma off it.
D,not like it, do not read it.
I saw that Kardashian post and laughed it off. I do not have to keep up everyday with her badly dressed bump if I do not like it.

@Shamu: @Shamu: Only an idiot,would waste time reading and commenting on something that doesnt interest you

Sorry but this start to look like bs for brad movie

Her mom is her angel watching over her. I think she’s a strong and brave woman. You are very Blessed Angelina! <3

“Nipple Delay” sounds like a cool band name.

@Manoush: This is important.. Cancer is a big deal and she has a HUGE platform .. Her putting the details out publicly is brave and important.. Men need someone like this for prostate cancer.. People are scared to talk about it … arent knowledgeable, and scared to get screened.. F cancer..

Way too much information. Some things should be kept private and stay private. Not to mention. she had this procedure done because she is wealthy. Most women cannot afford to have this done and insurance won’t cover it. So thanks for once again placing yourself among the elite. “Look what I did! I am so saintly and so special.”

@carri: you really are an idiot..

an opinion @ 05/15/2013 at 11:00 am

So let me get the straight. Celebs should stay quiet about things the majority of people can not afford.
Didn’t Leo D have a private auction that most people could not afford. – Shut up Leo. We don’t care that it help other people
Didn’t the Met have a Gala that most people could not afford to attend – Cancel this Gala forever even though it helps keep The Met open to all
Jared stop showing all these celebs with their over price cloths and purses. Avg people can’t afford them.

wow, jealousy over someone taking actions to save her life,and sharing info that many women may find informational? takes all kinds i guess.

BRAVE! STAY STRONG! Get Well Angelina! Take care of your self and your family.

Pray for u. Everyday ^_^


I hope she gave him permission to do this, or he’s an ass

I have so many mixed emotions about all of this. I think Angelina should have waited a bit for this and just keep a close monitor of her health.

I am happy she’s has bought awareness to Breast/Ovarian cancer issues including the monetary/insurance aspect.

Waving to all fans all over the world.

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