Melissa Etheridge: Angelina Jolie’s Mastectomy Decision Was ‘Fearful,’ Not ‘Brave’

Alice@97.3

(CBS News) Melissa Etheridge said she doesn’t agree with Angelina Jolie’s choice to have a preventative double mastectomy after learning she had the BRCA gene mutation that could lead to developing breast cancer.

In a recent interview with the Washington Blade, Etheridge, a breast cancer survivor, called the move “the most fearful choice you can make when confronting anything with cancer.”

After Jolie, 38, opened up about her decision to undergo the procedure in a New York Times op-ed, her husband, Brad Pitt, 49, said the choice was “absolutely heroic.” But Etheridge, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, said, “I have to say I feel a little differently. I have that gene mutation too and it’s not something I would believe in for myself.”

She added, “I wouldn’t call it the brave choice. I actually think it’s the most fearful choice you can make when…

View original post 245 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s