Angelina Jolie revealed that she had both breasts removed after her doctor told her she had an 87% risk of breast cancer. She had them surgically reconstructed after the surgery. Angelina says "I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity." Her mom died of cancer and Angelina wanted to take a "proactive" step and her chances of breast cancer dropped from 87% to 5% after the surgery. Her husband Brad Pitt stood by her through the whole thing. She explained her decision in an article in the New York Times, read it here.