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Time magazine honoring Angelina Jolie

Posted by Kristi Palma  May 16, 2013 08:47 AM

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Time magazine is honoring Angelina Jolie on its cover Friday, calling her influence on the world this week "The Angelina Effect." Her news has shined a spotlight on genetic testing and has prompted women to find out more about it.

Her announcement resulted in "an amazing surge of queries" from women, reports USA Today.

The 37-year-old Oscar winner and mother of six announced Tuesday in a New York Times op-ed that she had undergone a preventative double mastectomy earlier this year after finding out she carries a gene that gives her a high risk of developing breast cancer.

The E! News video above reports on the Time cover and also Brad Pitt's comments about the family rallying around her during her surgeries.

Her surgeries may not be over. People.com is reporting that she will have her ovaries removed next since she still has a 50 percent chance of developing ovarian cancer, something her mother died of in 2007.

What do you think of "The Angelina Effect"?

More headlines:
-- Prince Harry ends US visit with Conn. polo match (AP)
-- Emma Watson in W: ‘I’ve never been in a terrible rush to be seen as a woman’ (People.com)
-- Beyoncé back onstage a day after canceling concert (E! News)
-- Pregnant Kate Middleton braves rain for London shopping trip (E! News)
-- Jodi Arias found eligible for the death penalty (People.com)

 

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