Angelina Jolie he lost his mother, Marcheline Bertrand, in 2007 to cancer of the breastbefore diagnosed almost ten years ago. Marcheline had 56 years, and his illness and his death was a deep emotional effect on the actress was that now, you wrote an essay in his memory. Breast cancer also met other women in her family, for this you was preventive surgery and he wanted power in the world.
The Oscar winner, 44 years old, begins to tell the illness of the mother, the pain that goes by. “I remember your hand held once, during the chemo, and that you had to call a nurse because there was something not right. Now the medicine is much more,” he explains, “and There are new ways to find out which chemotherapy drug is best for each patient, with the aim of reduction of the side effects. Today are usually mild, but it is always master, yet so hard to”.
March line has “battled” breast cancer and ovarian cancer for almost a decade. And for the same disease, the lost actress, the grandmother and an aunt. “My mother had just died, and his doctor told me that he had to you a promise: you would be assured that I me finally to my medical situation”. Angelina Jolie has kept his promise: “years later, able, me a genetic test the has shown that I, too, in the possession of this changes in the so-called BRCA1 gene, the predisposed to cancer. The test came too late, the other women in my family”.
In 2013, the star has revealed have experienced a double mastectomy for preventive to develop to reduce the chances of breast cancer. Two years later, he decided to the removal of the ovaries and the fallopian tubes. always preventive“I am always being asked how my decisions in the medical, and the publish that has influenced me. As for me, I feel that I have made myself just to these decisions in order to increase the probability that power will be my children, know my grandson”.
Jolie has six children, she shares with ex-husband Brad Pitt: Maddox, 18 years old, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 11: “it Is now for more than a decade, I live without a mom. You only knew some of his grandchildren, and he was often sick to play with them. My mother is gone, about 50 years old, my grandmother is dead in his 40. I hope that my decisions for me which live a little longer”.
Angelina then spoke of his scars, which is useful as a reminder: “The people often ask me, what is me the scars embossed on my body. And I think that our scars, we remember what we have passed. Part of what makes us unique. And the diversity it is one of the most beautiful things in the human existence”. But, he added, “the scars, which are harder to bear, often invisible, are in our mind“. Recently, the actress has the Institut Curie visited, the most important center of the French in the fight against cancer, where he spent time with the young patients and their families, and also met the doctors to discuss the latest findings in the research of breast cancer and ovarian cancer: “All the patients I met said that they had the support of your loved ones and the rest of society, the most important factor in your ability to deal with the disease, And here, the picture is disturbing, on a global level, in particular for women”.
There are, she continued, a prejudice that women is concerned, if it I Understand the emotional and mental health: “that, often we focus on cancer or a particular disease, but we want the diagnosis is wideralso, the family situation, stress, emotional difficulties, make the days of a woman, the much more difficult”.
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