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Patrick Dempsey's Mother Dies At 79 After Long Battle With Cancer

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Patrick Dempsey's mother Amanda passed away at the age of 79 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.

The Grey's Anatomy actor's mom had fought hard against the disease multiple times since 1997, but she died earlier this week on Monday surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Amanda's medical struggles inspired

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Pierce Brosnan's Daughter Dies Of Ovarian Cancer

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This is just so sad!!!

Charlotte Brosnan, adopted daughter of former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan, died on Friday.

The 41-year-old mother of two succumbed to ovarian cancer after fighting courageously against the horrible illness for three years.

Pierce released this statement:

"On June 28 at 2 p.m. my darling daughter Charlotte Emily passed on to eternal life, having succumbed to ovarian cancer. She was surrounded by her husband Alex, her children Isabella and Lucas and her brothers Christopher and Sean. Charlotte fought her cancer with grace and humanity, courage and dignity. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our beautiful dear girl. We pray for her and that the cure for this wretched disease will be close at hand soon. We thank everyone for their heartfelt condolences."

Ugh!!! She was taken from her friends and family far too soon!!

Our sincerest thoughts and well wishes go out to Charlotte's children, surviving husband, father, and everyone else affected by this awful tragedy.

Ovarian cancer is the same disease that killed her mother and Pierce's first wife Cassandra Harris in 1991.

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Angelina Jolie's Family Has A Long History Of Struggles Against Cancer

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There's no question that Angelina Jolie showed TONS of courage when she announced her decision to have preventative, and the more we look at her family's history with cancer the more it makes sense that she would take such extreme measures.

The actress knew for two reasons that she was at a high risk of being diagnosed with cancer. The first was she had a BRCA1 gene mutation, which greatly increases the chances of getting the disease. The second reason was that it runs in her family.

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Angelina Jolie's Brave Aunt Debbie Battles Stage Four Breast Cancer After Testing Positive For Gene Mutation!

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Even though we can't even begin to comprehend how difficult Angelina Jolie's courageous decision to undergo a double mastectomy must have been for the incredible, inspirational actress, it's clear that she made the choice knowing just how devastating the toll can be for those with the defective gene that is linked to both breast and ovarian cancer!

And not just because she lost her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, to the same disease!

Sadly, it appears that Angie's Aunt Debbie, her mom's sister, is now battling stage four breast cancer, even though she elected to have her ovaries removed after taking a test that showed she also carried the faulty BRCA1 gene.

Watch her bravery and perseverance, covered in a story for Inside Edition (above)!

So unreal to think that this disease has ravaged an entire family for so many generations, but hopefully, by coming forward and discussing their struggles so openly, women like Angie and her Aunt Debbie can break the cycle and raise awareness so others in similar situations have the information and resources necessary to make potentially life-saving decisions regarding their health.

Stay strong, you guys! You're in our prayers!

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Angelina Jolie's Gene Mutation And Surgery: Everything You Need To Know!

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Angelina Jolie has been the center of attention the last couple of days for raising awareness for women's health issues when she announced she was having preventative surgeries!

But some people are still a little unclear about all of the medical jargon that has come along with the news, so here are some important facts to help clear up any lingering confusion:

What is a BRCA1 gene?

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Angelina Jolie Will Go Under The Knife One More Time To Have Ovaries Removed!

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Angelina Jolie is one tough lady!

The actress/ director recently revealed that she was recovering from a double mastectomy she had to reduce her risk of breast cancer. But now it looks like her battle isn't done just yet, as she plans on having another surgery to have her ovaries removed.

Apparently the same, defective BRCA1 gene that led to her last operation also puts her at a 50% risk to develop ovarian cancer. Well Angie didn't like those odds and decided to go under the knife one more time!

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Stuart Weitzman Launches Second Young Hollywood Cares Collection!

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He's back for another round!

Since the premiere Young Hollywood Cares shoe collection was a big hit, Stuart Weitzman is cooking up a second range with brand new faces!!

This year the designer has recruited Julianne Hough, AnnaSophia Robb, Brooklyn Decker, Chloë Moretz and Nikki Reed to co-design fancy footwear to benefit Dr. Marsha A. Moses’s research for ovarian cancer at the Folkman Institute.

Weitzman said of the star-studded sophomore collection

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