Did you hear that Angelina Jolie had a prophylactic double mastectomy? Because she has something like an 87% chance of getting breast cancer. Now, I don’t believe surgery is the answer really to many health problems cause it creates more than it solves (and we all know how I feel about food being thy medicine). But you know what this means for Angie? She has a 13% chance of not getting breast cancer. And if she’s vigilant, who knows, she could have had her breasts for another 35 years before the cancer developed, if it developed at all. In short, I’m not one to jump the gun on getting surgery, especially if you don’t need it.
In other news, my coworkers were talking about this and I was obviously eavesdropping and one of my coworkers whose a 69 year old woman whose been married for 40 years said that since women are cutting off their breasts before they might get cancer, men should do the same with their penises. Yes, she said, and I quote, “Well shouldn’t men just cut off their penises then? I mean theres, theres uh…” she fumbled over her words before finally saying, “testicular cancer, you know?” I don’t think she realizes that testicular cancer is in the testes (aka the balls), and men do have their balls cut off (Lance Armstrong for example, who won and then had his medals taken away for the Tour de France 7 times).
I can’t think of a way to wrap up this rant, so I’ll just say cancer is bad, and if you eat the right foods, your predisposition to cancer is something like .001%.