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Why Angelina Jolie Defends Choice to Undergo Breast Removal Surgery

Angelina Jolie (Credit Photo: IMDb)

Angelina Jolie (Credit Photo: IMDb)

Actress and mother of twins, Angelina Jolie underwent a preventative double mastectomy (removal of both her breasts) in April because of a mutated BRCA1 gene known to raise the risk of breast cancer by 87 percent and ovarian cancer by up to a 54 percent.

In her tell-all “My Medical Choice”, Jolie shares that although it was a difficult choice it was necessary. Jolie reports her mother had breast cancer and died of ovarian cancer, and her grandmother also had ovarian cancer.

This for Jolie (and health professionals) was adequate evidence to remove both her healthy breasts to avoid the same outcome. It is often advised that women who have this gene would benefit from ovarian removal as well, yet it is unclear whether Jolie will make that decision in the future.

Also during the surgery, doctors placed a tissue expander under her skin; a device which slowly stretches the skin making room for a breast implant to optimize the final cosmetic appearance.

After surgery, Jolie was said to be ‘energetic and positive.’ For Jolie, the best outcome to the double mastectomy is that she has increased her chance to have a healthy and full life with her loving family and twins.

 

 

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Mo Farah Olympic Twin Ahead of 2014 Race

Mo Farah, left, & Hassan (Photo credit: The Sun)

Mo Farah, left, & Hassan (Photo credit: The Sun)

Being a double gold mentalist in the 2012 London Olympics in the 5,000-m and 10,000-m races, the seventh man in Olympic history to win two of the longest track races, and the first person to do so in front of a home crowd would be enough, but Mohamed (Mo) Farah, 30 years old, is a proud father of beautiful twin girls and a twin himself.

Mo Farah and his twin brother Hassan are two of six children who because of violent conflict in Somalia traveled away from their home in Mogadishu in 1990.

Surprisingly, when Farah and Hassan were eight years old they were separated. Farah was sent to his father in London. Farah could not speak English, but had a passion for football (soccer). Farah always assumed he would become a soccer player, but instead he was coached by his athletics teacher in running (good call coach.)

 

Mo Farah Olympic win (2012). (Photo credit: Flikr:Tab59)

Mo Farah Olympic win (2012). (Photo credit: Flikr:Tab59)

Then in September 2012 Farah and his wife Tania welcomed into their life two beautiful twin girls named Aisha and Amani . In an exclusive interview with Hello! Magazine, Farah shows off his twin girls and reveals their names.

Recently, Farah ran half of the 2013 London Marathon in preparation to compete in the full distance in 2014 and appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Farah continues to be a double Olympic champion and is regarded as a “hero of the Games”, but these accomplishments, in Farah’s eyes, come second to being a good husband, a good father, and a good brother to his twin.

 

 

 

 

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Famous Twin Mom Has Baby Boy!

Tamera Mowry, The former star of Sister Sister, and husband Adam Housely welcomed a son named Aden John Tanner, nine pounds, five ounces, into the world Monday November 12, 2012, confirmed by Us Weekly.

Tia, equally famous twin Sister, is also the proud mother of a young son: Cree born June 28, 2011.

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