Angelina Jolie removed her ovaries because of cancer risk a few weeks ago, but it was not the first time she had a life-changing surgery. In 2013, she underwent a double mastectomy because she carries the BRCA1 gene which increases her risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer. Breast cancer occurs when cells in the breast divide and grow without their normal control, according to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. By the time a mass of cancer tissue has formed a noticeable lump, it may have been growing for as long as 10 years. Men can get breast cancer as well. Let’s see which of our favorite celebrities have dealt with such a serious issue.
Giuliana Rancic from “Fashion Police” announced her breast cancer in 2011. She was about to go in for a third round of in vitro fertilization treatment when a mammogram showed her cancer. She had a double lumpectomy and a double mastectomy. “It’s pretty much blood work every four months and they test everything to make sure I’m okay. That’s really the monitoring I do. I was very fortunate. Because I’ve gone public with the breast cancer, I hear a lot of stories and some are not as great as others,” said Rancic.