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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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Sharon Osbourne had a double mastectomy last year

Last year, former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne revealed she had undergone a double mastectomy as she carries a gene which increasing the risk of developing breast cancer.

In an interview with Hello! magazine, she said: "For me, it wasn't a big decision, it was a no-brainer".

Sharon Osbourne battled colon cancer a decade ago and though "The odds are not in my favour". Credit: Reuters

"As soon as I found out I had the breast cancer gene, I thought: 'The odds are not in my favour".

"I've had cancer before and I didn't want to live under that cloud: I decided to just take everything off, and had a double mastectomy".

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