The Angelina Jolie surgeon has spoke out about the beautiful actress' decision to have a double mastectomy. According to Yahoo Movies on Aug. 17, her doctor, Kristi Funk, said Jolie waited until the perfect time in her life to make this major life choice.
Angelina Jolie gained a lot of publicity when she chose to have a double mastectomy despite not having breast cancer. Despite her clean bill of health, the fact that she carried the BRCA1 gene which could lead to breast cancer. Jolie's mother died of breast cancer.
Her decision has influenced other women carrying the BRCA1 gene, as well as men who carry the BRCA2 gene which could lead to prostate cancer, to make preventive choices.
The Angelina Jolie surgeon told the Los Angeles Magazine this month that Jolie is a private woman who chose the perfect moment to reveal what she did as well. Funk said that Jolie is one of the world's most beautiful women, so she knew that her move could actually help encourage others to save their lives as well.
Funk said that Jolie is philanthropic and knew that her reveal could help more people than it could if she kept it a secret. According to the Angelina Jolie surgeon, revealing her procedure when she did proves what a great woman Jolie really is.