Melissa Etheridge, who also fought breast cancer, says Angie’s decision to have a preventative double mastectomy wasn’t all that amazing.
Melissa begs to differ with headlines claiming that Angie is brave: “I have to say I feel a little differently, I have that gene mutation too and it’s not something I would believe in for myself.”
Melissa continued to say, “I wouldn’t call it the brave choice. I actually think it’s the most fearful choice you can make when confronting anything with cancer.”
While we agree with Melissa believing that Angela’s choice was made out of fear, we think her fear is understandable considering that 40 000 women die of cancer in the US each year alone. And the fact that she has 6 kids.
Melissa further explains herself by saying that cancer comes from inside a person and so much of cancer has to do with the environment of one’s body: “It’s the stress that will turn that gene on or not.
“Plenty of people have the gene mutation and everything but it never comes to cancer so I would say to anybody faced with that, that choice is way down the line on the spectrum of what you can do and to really consider the advancements we’ve made in things like nutrition and stress levels.”
She finished off by mentioning that she has been cancer free for nine years now “...looking back, I completely understand why I got cancer. There was so much acidity in everything. I really encourage people to go a lot longer and further before coming to that conclusion (referring to Angie’s choice of a double mastectomy ).”
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