Angelina Jolie’s doctor has written the details of the actress’ double mastectomy with the aim of helping women understand the preventive treatment. Dr Kristi Funk wrote that just four days after the 37-year-old star underwent her mastectomies, she was pleased to find Jolie in good spirits with bountiful energy, and saw her working with freshly assembled storyboards on her walls for the next movie that she is about to direct, the Guardian reported. Funk asserted in her blog that all the while that Jolie spoke, six drains were dangling from her chest, three on either side, fastened to an elastic belt around her waist.
The Oscar-winner got both her breasts removed on February 16 at the Pink Lotus Breast Centre in Beverly Hills, California, to reduce her breast cancer risk from 87 percent to 5 percent. Despite her fame and constant hounding by media, her treatment remained a secret until Tuesday, when she herself chose to reveal about it in a New York Times article. She approved Funk’s account of her treatment to help women at high cancer risk and to help them understand what is involved if they choose to undergo surgery rather than regular scans and preventive drugs as a way of managing their risk.