Angelina Jolie opens up for the first time about her decision to undergo a preventative mastectomy. The actress says she has no regrets and has found community support.
Women with the BRCA1 mutation can reduce their risk of cancer by removing their ovaries. But Tamar Fox writes the media should stop telling women what to do with their bodies.
A Satmar rabbi said that makeup causes cancer. Frimet Goldberger writes that it’s just another instance of blaming tragedy on female behavior.
2013 was a landmark year for Jewish women, from Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ and the battle over prayer at the Western Wall to a young Orthodox girl who just wanted to sing.
Implicit in the recent New York Times article about breast cancer in Israel is the message that high risk women should get mastectomies, writes Tamar Fox.
The Forward 50 is surely the first time Pope Francis and Angelina Jolie have been mentioned in the same breath. But lists are only effective if they surprise us — and teach important lessons.
Angelina Jolie’s decision to have breast cancer surgery struck a nerve in the Jewish world. A new medical ethics program is taking a second look at the risks of the BRCA gene mutation.
Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo double mastectomy is saving lives as more women seek to be tested for the ‘Jewish gene’ mutation that caused her breast cancer, her plastic surgeon says.
Actor Pierce Brosnan said on Tuesday that his 41-year-old daughter Charlotte had died after a three year battle with ovarian cancer, the same disease that killed his first wife more than 20 years ago.
Melissa Etheridge’s comments that Angelina Jolie’s preventive mastectomy was “fearful” have caused the singer-songwriter some bad press. Nevertheless, Etheridge stands by her words.