Angelina Jolie's Doctor Explains Her Double Mastectomy Decision (Recap)
Mario: "Did she know right away that she was going to have the double mastectomy?" Dr. Funk: "She didn't have it right away, but probably knew with her family history that it was a choice she would eventually make Her decision was not made overnight It wasn't based in fear."
Mario: "Did you know eventually she'd go public?" Dr. Funk: "I knew that was her intention She is just philanthropic to the core. She could never keep this a secret, and be who she is! She is someone who wants to save lives and she is doing that every day!"
Mario: "How's she doing now?" Dr. Funk: "Perfect!"
Mario: "Was Brad by her side? I imagine you got to meet him. Was he cool?" Dr. Funk: "Incredibly cool The coolest!"
Mario: "Do you feel more pressure when you're working on a big star like Angelina? Dr. Funk: "I delve into a slightly more creative mode than maybe I've ever gone into in my life, knowing that it would be publically scrutinized I developed some really new and beautiful changes to both the preparation for surgery, and the actual operation."
Mario: "What does every woman who has the brca1 gene need to know about the double mastectomy?" Dr. Funk: "The mastectomy is not necessary even if you have the BRCA gene and you have breast cancer."
Mario: "So what are some other options?" Dr. Funk: High risk surveillance. MRI's, mammograms, ultra sounds Combine it throughout the year so that at any given month or two, something is happening to look at your breasts." - more on this story
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