Ever wonder why we’re all so crazy about breasts? Because they're so damned desirable, that's why. This is a reality that every women who's undergone a mastectomy deals with each day. The idea of reconstruction is like a big security blanket that makes us feel that whatever it is we're about to go through, we'll be fine and dandy in no time. But, as a woman who's lost a breast to cancer and had reconstruction, I can tell you first hand: the reality is more complicated than that.
Angelina Jolie has been a big news item in the past few days. And rightfully so. To have both breasts removed, and next, her ovaries, is not the usual way we hear of women doing things to prevent cancer. But before I talk about what it means as a woman, let me say that her case is fairly unusual "because more than 99% of women do not have BRCA1 -- or BRCA2, for that matter." So hopefully, women will not begin to think this is something they should do to prevent breast cancer. Without the presence of BRCA1, the best prevention for all disease is to eat well (and I mean EXTREMELY well), exercise regularly, avoid stress, and be happy. Now I want to talk about the self-image and emotional perspective of what Angelina Jolie has brought to the forefront of thinking. Can a woman who has had her breasts removed still feel like a woman?
Angelina Jolie's boyfriends (past and present) show their love, plus more celebrity love news.
To gain insight into Angelina Jolie's brave yet extreme choice to get a preventive mastectomy, we sat down with YourTango Expert Dr. Shoshana Bennett — a clinical psychologist, an author and a breast cancer patient who opened up about the physical, emotional and sexual effects of cancer and mastectomies.
Not too long ago, there was a rumor that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had already gotten married in a secret wedding on Christmas day in the Caribbean's Turks and Caicos Islands. But hold on, 'cause now the power couple have officially set the date!
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie never planned to get married until same-sex marriage was legal for everyone. However, Brad and Angie got engaged in April, saying it was a promise for the future! So, who's pressuring them to finally tie the knot?
She's dated tons of jerks. She's had her heart broken. She's been the butt of many "single girl" jokes. So, we think it's about time that Jennifer Aniston has settled down with Justin Theroux! Here are 5 reasons we're so excited that the two have decided to tie the knot:
Twenty people is a small number of wedding guests to have at any wedding, but when you have six kids like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, the number of other relatives and friends attending shrinks even more.
How can an already beautiful and blessed couple like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt get any more lucky? We know you're wondering (wait, you're not?), and now we're telling you how.
It's the age-old question … or, at least it feels that way since Brad Pitt dumped Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie in 2005. Who exactly is more irresistible: Angie or Jen?
Everyone has a certain, shall we say, je ne sais quoi that makes them irresistible to others. In fact, it's so strong in some that they manage to turn both men and women on by their presence alone! Those individuals are pretty lucky... which is why most of them can be found in Hollywood.
Thanks to a new unauthorized biography, there has been a lot of interesting gossip about Mick Jagger lately. Let's put aside those steamy rumors of how he supposedly had a gay affair (!) with David Bowie for a second, and turn our attention to another juicy tidbit in Christipher Andersen's Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger.
The movie doesn't come out until 2014, but today we've got your first look at Angelina Jolie as Disney villain "Maleficent." In the first photo, Jolie is seen sporting the "Sleeping Beauty" bad girl's famous horns, while also featuring prosthetics on her cheeks and some wild-colored contact lenses.
Angelina Jolie is no stranger to kinky, S&M sex, so it sort of makes sense that she would be interested in directing the upcoming Fifty Shades Of Grey movie, right?