Breast cancer campaigner praises Jolie's 'openness'

Angelina's openness in talking about her own experience and her decision to have surgery raises crucial awareness of breast cancer and its genetic risk.

Deciding whether to have preventative surgery is a heart-rending decision for women like Angelina but we know it's a vital way of saving lives.

This is a stark reminder of how much more research we need to do to give women more knowledge, choice and life-saving options to reduce their risk.

If you are at all concerned that you may have an inherited mutation in your family and want further advice, your GP will be able to provide more information and help.

– Baroness Delyth Morgan, chief executive of Breast Cancer Campaign

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Brad Pitt: Angelina is 'heroic'

Brad Pitt described his partner Angelina Jolie as "heroic" after the actress revealed she underwent a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer.