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Hollywood Actress Angelina Jolie Surgically Removes both of Her Bosoms To Prevent Cancer

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Popular 37 year old actress, director and mother of six Angelina Jolie wrote an article in the New York Times revealing she how she underwent a double mastectomy earlier this year after a blood test showed she was genetically susceptible to cancer.

Doctors told her she had an 87% risk of getting breast cancer; apparently Her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died at the age of 56 after battling with cancer for almost a decade.

See her Article below”

MY MOTHER fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56.
She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her arms. But my other children will never have the chance to know her and experience how loving and gracious she was.
We often speak of “Mommy’s mommy,” and I find myself trying to explain the illness that took her away from us. 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, BRCA1, which sharply increases my risk of developing bosom cancer and ovarian cancer.
My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of bosom cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman. Only a fraction of bosom cancers result from an inherited gene mutation. Those with a defect in BRCA1 have a 65 percent risk of getting it, on average.
Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could. I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy. I started with the bosoms, as my risk of bosom cancer is higher than my risk of ovarian cancer, and the surgery is more complex.

On April 27, I finished the three months of medical procedures that the mastectomies involved. During that time I have been able to keep this private and to carry on with my work. But I am writing about it now because I hope that other women can benefit from my experience. Cancer is still a word that strikes fear into people’s hearts, producing a deep sense of powerlessness. But today it is possible
to find out through a blood test whether you are highly susceptible to bosom and ovarian cancer, and then take action.
My own process began on Feb. 2 with a procedure known as a “Tip delay,” which rules out disease in the bosom ducts behind the Tip and draws extra blood flow to the area. This causes some pain and a lot of bruising, but it increases the chance of saving the Tip.
Two weeks later I had the major surgery, where the bosom tissue is removed and temporary fillers are put in place. The operation can take eight hours. You wake up with drain tubes and expanders in your bosoms. It does feel like a scene out of a science-fiction film. But days after surgery you can be back to a normal life. Nine weeks later, the final surgery is completed with the reconstruction of the bosoms with an implant. There have been many advances in this procedure in the last few years, and the results can be beautiful.
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 bosom 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 bosom cancer. It is reassuring that they see nothing that makes them uncomfortable. They can see my small scars and that’s it. Everything else is just Mommy, the same as she always was. And they know that I love them and will do anything to be with them as long as I can. On a personal note, 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 am fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive. So to anyone who has a wife or girlfriend going through this, know that you are a very important part of the transition. Brad was at the Pink Lotus bosom Center, where I was treated, for every minute of the surgeries. We managed to find moments to laugh together. We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. And it has.
For any woman reading this, I hope it helps you to know you have options. I want to encourage every woman, especially if you have a family history of bosom or ovarian cancer, to seek out the information and medical experts who can help you through this aspect of your life, and to make your own informed choices.
I acknowledge that there are many wonderful holistic doctors working on alternatives to surgery. My own regimen will be posted in due course on the Web site of the Pink Lotus bosom Center. I hope that this will be helpful to other women.
Bosom cancer alone kills some 458,000 people each year, according to the World Health Organization, mainly in low- and middle-income countries. It has got to be a priority to ensure that more women can access gene testing and lifesaving preventive treatment, whatever their means and background, wherever they live. The cost of testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2, at more than $3,000 in the United States, remains an obstacle for many women.
I choose not to keep my story private because there are many women who do not know that they might be living under the shadow of cancer. It is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested, and that if they have a high risk they, too, will know that they have strong options.
Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.

 

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Actor Williams Uchemba’s Mystery Fiancée Revealed

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Actor Williams Uchemba’s Mystery Fiancée Revealed
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Williams Uchemba and his fiancée

Popular Instagram blogger, Gistlover has revealed the face and identity of actor, Williams Uchemba’s mystery lover.

Information Nigeria recalls the comic actor broke the news of his engagement to his longtime girlfriend via his social media page on Saturday.

The film star, however, kept his fans in the dark as he hid the face of his woman but the truth always comes out.

Taking to the photo-sharing app, Gistlover shared photos of the couple together with the caption;

“Look no further, Madam is Miss brunella Oscar. A medical doctor Congratulations to them”

Read Also: Williams Uchemba gives N1 million to father of late Jimoh Isiaka shot dead during #EndSARS protest (Video)

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The blogger’s post

The blogger’s post

Photo of the actor and his fiancée

Photo of the actor and his fiancée

Uchemba has also confirmed the claims as he posted a romantic video of himself and his fiancée on his Instagram feed.

Watch the video HERE

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#EndSARS: Falz Unveils ‘The Conversation’ As A Way Forward

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#EndSARS: Falz Unveils 'The Conversation' As A Way Forward
“Mixed Feelings”, Says Rapper Falz As He Celebrates 30th Birthday

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Nigerian entertainer, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, has unveiled ‘The Conversation’, a virtual meeting in which key participants of the #EndSARS movement would be gathered to discuss on the way forward as well as the next strategies to implement.

The rapper cum actor, who recently turned 30, took to his Twitter page to share the flier for the event which will hold on Saturday, October 31.

Read Also“Mixed Feelings”, Says Rapper Falz As He Celebrates 30th Birthday

His captions reads:

“It’s a marathon not a sprint! A couple of people that have been at the forefront of the #EndSARS movement, coming together to discuss the way forward. It’s an open conversation, so please join in! wemovenaija.com 3pm today.”

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The rapper’s post

 

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‘I Hope Some Celebrities Don’t Betray Us In Next Elections’ – Samklef

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'I Hope Some Celebrities Don't Betray Us In Next Elections' - Samklef

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Nigerian record music producer, Samuel Oguachuba, popularly known as Samklef, has reacted to the list of celebrities who voted in change during the last elections.

The report was made by The Punch. In the report, all the celebrities who supported the current administration were listed. The report also says that the celebrities now regret their actions.

Read Also‘Instagram Helped Nigerian Government To Cover The Truth’ – Samklef

Taking to Twitter, Samklef writes that he hopes some celebrities do not betray the people in exchange for money or positions.

His tweet reads:

“Celebs who regret supporting ‘change’. I hope next election some no go betray us. Cause Na some celebrities be beneficiaries for this matter. Money dey finish o! I hope some no go sing I believe come next election for some in 2023?”

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Samklef’s tweet

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