Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt “Moved” By Mastectomy Reactions

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have shown superhuman strength and courage after Angelina revealed in May she had undergone a double mastectomy.

The 38-year old actress took the decision to remove her breasts earlier this year after being diagnosed with the BRCA1 mutated gene which causes breast cancer.

Today, Brad ,49, spoke out on US TV show Good Morning America to voice his gratitude for the messages of support he and his fianceé are still receiving. He also expressed surprised at the amount of people who have got in touch to say they are going through the same ordeal.

Brad said of Angelina: “She’s doing great. When she wrote her piece, we had already come out the other end and we’re feeling really good about it. We’re really surprised and moved by how many people are dealing with the same issue, or wondering about the same issue … It’s just been a beautiful thing to watch.”

Angelina found last year that she had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer and 50% risk of ovarian cancer, the disease that killed her mother, Marcheline. She decided to have the operation so she can be around for her six children where their grandmother couldn’t.

Brad says Angelina’s next step is to make sure the test she had to identify the cancer-causing gene is available to all women. He added: “Her focus now is that all people have access to the testing and know what they can do about it. Her idea was that if someone could learn from her story, then she would love to share that. And she has certainly shown if you do your research and make your decision, what’s best for you, it doesn’t have to be a scary thing.

Now that’s what you call a power couple.

By Lucy Hancock

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