Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy – CNN.com

Its a bit of celebrity news — but got my attention as a health and woman issue.

Does your company benefits cover such surgery as this– what about the tests to see if you’re a carrier of the gene? If your company doesn’t, should it? Why or why not?

You know me — the Girl in HR is always good for a bunch of questions — would love to hear your thoughts!

I applaud Angelina for speaking publicly about her journey — regardless of what you think of her actions, its always good to get some awareness and conversation started. Get engaged, get talking, and get moving!

Actress Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times op-ed article on Tuesday that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning that she carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

via Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy – CNN.com.

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