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Angelina Jolie

A Hollywood education in health

Angelina Jolie and Michael Douglas have been praised for going public with their medical conditions.

Thursday, 6 June, 2013, 2:10am 1 comment

Angelina Jolie makes first public appearance since announcing double mastectomy

Angelina Jolie made her first public appearance since announcing her double mastectomy, joining fiancé Brad Pitt on the red carpet in London for the premiere of his new movie.

The Oscar-winning actress has managed to stay out of the spotlight since announcing her operation in a column in The New York Times last month.

4 Jun 2013 - 8:58am

Angelina Jolie's aunt dies of breast cancer aged 61

Angelina Jolie's aunt has died of breast cancer less than two weeks after the Oscar-winning actress announced that she had undergone a preventative double mastectomy. The Hollywood entertainment website E! News cited Jolie's uncle, Ron Martin, as saying that his 61-year-old wife, Debbie - the younger sister of Jolie's late mother - died early on Sunday at Palomar Hospital in California.

28 May 2013 - 2:48am

Angelina Jolie, breast cancer and me: a blogger's hope

Amy Wu is no Hollywood celebrity but she and Angelina Jolie share a few things in common: they are both 37 years old, have been affected by breast cancer and are now sharing their personal stories with the world.

Wu, an American-born writer and journalism lecturer based in Hong Kong, was diagnosed with early stages of breast cancer earlier this month.

23 May 2013 - 8:24am

Letters to the Editor, May 22, 2013

Hong Kong is currently going through a period of realisation that, because a greater proportion of its inhabitants are in the "senior" category, something needs to be done about the retirement age.

27 May 2013 - 10:14am

Cancer expert urges caution on preventative mastectomies

Preventative mastectomies are not encouraged unless the high-risk individuals are overwhelmed by fears of developing breast cancer, according to a breast cancer expert.

20 May 2013 - 10:56am 1 comment

Hong Kong women weigh in on Angelina Jolie's breast cancer solution

It happened seven years ago, but Mary Hemrajani still tears up when she recounts her breast cancer ordeal. "There's a scar very deep inside of you that's very difficult to heal," says the 55-year-old, who runs a watchmaking business.

20 May 2013 - 9:49am

Breast cancer in Hong Kong

Angelina Jolie recently revealed that due to her defective gene BRCA1, she has undergone a preventive double mastectomy to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer from 87 per cent to 5 per cent. In Hong Kong, breast cancer is the most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer deaths among women.

12 Sep 2013 - 11:06am

Few seen as likely to follow Angelina Jolie's lead with mastectomy

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie's "relatively extreme" decision to have a double mastectomy to reduce her cancer risk is unlikely to become a trend, a campaigner for breast cancer awareness said yesterday - as celebrities who have had the disease praised the Hollywood star's courage.

16 May 2013 - 5:04am 2 comments

Timely warning from Angelina Jolie

A story about a double mastectomy is not an easy sell. But actress Angelina Jolie's first-person account of her decision to have one reached a huge print and electronic audience. Thanks to her star appeal it would have more than matched big box-office movies in the first day or two after release. The story had elements of love, fear, courage, sacrifice and the wonders of genetic science.

16 May 2013 - 2:48am