Angelina Jolie was so brave to reveal to the world her decision to undergo a double mastectomy.
And her courage is giving others the strength to talk about their own procedures!
Barbara Walters said today on The View that she too had preventative surgery! She said:
"My sister passed away from ovarian cancer and I had my ovaries removed. It’s not like having the breasts because people don’t see it. But it’s a decision you have to make — it’s preventative. What I think with Angelina Jolie — she’s such a sex symbol and we associate sex with breasts. And the fact that she did this and has retained her beauty and her sexuality. I think it was brave of her, she did it for her own health, but it was so brave to write about it. A women’s sexuality is not tied up with her breasts."
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to hear the whole heated conversation!
We applaud the bravery of these women to speak so candidly about their struggles, using their celebrity to help to remove the shame from these potentially life-saving sacrifices.
You go, gurls!
If you want to help Barbara in the fight against ovarian cancer, you can donate to her fundraiser here.
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