Angelina Jolie: A Positive Role Model

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Cancer is disease of the body’s cells. Most of the time cells grow and multiply in a controlled way, however, if there in a mistake or interruption to the cell process making abnormal cells that grow and multiply in an uncontrolled way. Cancer is the word used to describe this collection of cells, as they grow and quickly spread though the body. Cancer can arise from almost any type of tissue cell, meaning cancer actually refers to approximately 100 diseases. In 2016 it is estimated that 130,466 new cancer cases will be diagnosed 72,048 being males and 58.418 being females. It is also estimated in 2016 there will be 46,880 deaths from cancer. At the end of 2010 384,593 please where living with cancer and only 67% of people survive at least five years after being diagnosed. The number of cancer cases has grown by 8,373 cases a year since 2012 when there where 122,093 people diagnosed with cancer in Australia, meaning in 2012 485 in every 100,000 will be ere diagnosed with cancer. In 2016
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Angelina has this operation done after discovering she has the BRCA1 gene mutation which significantly increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Angelina Jolie has not only encouraged others to get tested for the BRCA1 gene and saved life’s by doing so, however she has also shown women all around the world not to be afraid of getting tested and that there is strategies you can put in place to lower the risk of cancer, Angelina has been seen proudly wearing a jumper with the statement “I have no tits” on the front of it, showing women that it’s alright to have your breasts removed if it will help save a life. Angelina Jolie has help empower women and take away from the social stereotype of all women have to have breasts and have to be able to reproduce and shown that its ok to take necessary steps to help prevent life threatening

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