CBS LAS VEGAS-Angelina Jolie has revealed she recently had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she has a “faulty” gene that gave her an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer. The 37-year-old Oscar-winning actress says she decided to go public about her decision to encourage other women to be proactive to see if they are also at risk. Dr. Lawrence Gardner, Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, talks about the double mastectomy procedure and why someone would get this done. Do you think Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy will result in other women to undergo a similar procedure? Callers tell us if Angelina Jolie will influence them into getting this procedure done.
US actress Angelina Jolie in front of G8 foreign ministers speaks at a G8 Foreign Ministers press conference on sexual violence against women in London on April, 11, 2013 to announce new funding to tackle the issue. The G8 annouced a total of 35.5 million USD (23 million GBP), including 15.4 million USD from the UK, in funding to support efforts to tackle sexual violence in conflict and violence against women and girls (VAWG). AFP PHOTO / POOL / ALASTAIR GRANT (Photo credit should read ALASTAIR GRANT/AFP/Getty Images)File photo of Angelina Jolie (Photo Credit: ALASTAIR GRANT/AFP/Getty Images)