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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Coz when I posted it on my FB, the first reaction by a friend (a senior nurse, by the way) was "Siao!"
    Eh...I think siao is quite far from silly.

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    What have you got to worry. You have 6 of those, isn't it?
    i also have 9 lives but running low already.
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    Default Re: Angelina Jolie - daring or silly?

    Perhaps to her own diagnosis-prevention is better than no cure. Any way it's all about choices.
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    Every time I hear this news, it reminds me of this:


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    Health>everything & anything.

    I think she made the correct choice.

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    Default Re: Angelina Jolie - daring or silly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    Oh no

    No more Tomb Raider role

    what just happened between underworld and 2012? thats a big big upgrade there. LOOK AT THAT HIGH DEFINITION!

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    If its for health reasons why not?If shes ok with being flat chested so be it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabrizzo View Post
    If its for health reasons why not?If shes ok with being flat chested so be it.
    she's got new ones installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeisser View Post
    Perhaps to her own diagnosis-prevention is better than no cure. Any way it's all about choices.
    You are damn right!

    She asked the RIGHT question. And decided that PREVENTION is better than CURE. In line with what i said....we should be asking "How to prevent" instead of "How to cure". AJ, thanks for proving this point, and i think you hv made a RIGHT choice. Smart cats think alike.

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    A doc just interviewed on Channel 8 News says the gene AJ has is very rare. 90% of all breast cancer has no known cause. 10% due to genetics and only 5% is due to the genetic defect AJ has. Besides the double cut that will reduce the risk from 80% to 5%, there is also medication that can reduce it to 30%. Along with stepped up monitoring, he recommends this coz breast cancer that's detected early has a very good chance of complete recovery (I personally know of 3 breast cancer survivors).

    The genetic test is not available in Singapore. The cost for the test is around $4000.

    The double mastectomy and reconstruction cost is about $50,000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    The double mastectomy and reconstruction cost is about $50,000.
    it won't be the same...i am thinking of all the tissue bits and ...argh. ok . i think i should keep my own personal drama to myself...
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    She has my respect.

    Individually we perceive risks differently to make choices, there is really no need for flippant comments to dismiss it as silliness.
    Always easier to argue from a bystander POV, especially when you are not one of those individuals like her facing the dilemma at the edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    The double mastectomy and reconstruction cost is about $50,000.
    Angelia's mum spent more than this amount and dies of cancer at age around 50.

    I believe Angelia made the right decision to minimize her risk.

    She is not just thinking about herself but her children's future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    Not daring and not silly.

    Just medically sensible.

    And it is none of our business what she decides for her own body. The news tends to attract smart-alecky quips from idiots.
    so agree !!! You are right.

    But a great set of 00 are gone forever !! No more nosebleeds at her assets.
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    Wah.. she's removing everything... (but its not what you think )

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    for you guys

    think of would you remove your man-bits if you had high risk of cancer in your man-bits ?
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    Default Re: Angelina Jolie - daring or silly?

    It is quite different for her. She is happily married (to Brad Pitt?)with children. She is very wealthy. She does not intend to give birth to more children. She wants to live to see her children grow up. She has accomplished a lot already - "made it to the shore" (上岸).

    In her particular case, there is little downside to make those decisions.

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    its her body, she decides herself...
    whether she made the correct decision, we would not know for sure now...

    i read some articles that lots of such "testing" produce lots of false positive... and doctors are recommending not to do such "test" at all.

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    Slow clap , slow clap to the TS with a very provocative thread title

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    She does not intend to give birth to more children.
    She can still have children. Or do you not know the difference between breasts and ovaries?
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