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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.

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'Less rare' for women to have a double mastectomy

Daybreak's Health Editor Dr Hilary said that it is now "becoming less rare" for women to have a double mastectomy to decrease the risk of breast cancer.

Dr Hilary, Health Editor for Daybreak Credit: Daybreak

Actress Angelina Jolie admitted in the New York Times that she underwent the operation after doctors told her she had an 87% risk of breast cancer.

Dr Hilary said: "People like Michelle [Heaton] and Angelina are saying consider this, this is not such a drastic procedure."

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