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letters | jolie opts for preventive surgery

Bemoan gaps in care for breast cancer, but don’t attack actress

I write in regard to Jennifer Graham’s May 20 op-ed “Hold up on the Jolie adoration.” What a vicious and gratuitous attack on a woman facing a life-threatening disease and a very difficult treatment decision.

Actress Angelina Jolie is excoriated because she is beautiful, famous, rich, and has a loyal husband. Graham reminds us that Jolie has a history of going to extremes, and suggests that her mastectomies can be equated to her getting tattooed — all for publicity.

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