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May 14, 2013 8:27 am

“Jewish” Gene Breast Cancer Fear Prompts Angelina Jolie to Have Double Mastectomy

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The Forward – Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie has had a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer and says she hopes her story will inspire other women fighting the life-threatening disease.

Jolie wrote in the New York Times on Tuesday the operation has made it easier for her to reassure her six children that she would not die young from cancer, like her own mother did at 56.

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