By Morning Picker
Breast Cancer SurgeryAngelina Jolie’s mother, grandmother and aunt died of cancer. She learnt that she has an 87% risk of developing breast cancer due to a defective BRCA1 gene. After the mastectomy, her chances of developing breast cancer were reduced to u
nder 5 per cent. She underwent breast reconstructive surgery (reconstruction of the breast using implants and allografts). In a personal essay, she wrote about the advances in breast cancer research and treatment TIME magazine’s new Health Innovation issue.