Recent developments in the fields of medical sciences have allowed for women to detect diseases before they can cause further damage. One such example of pre-emptive medical help is the action that Angelina Jolie took when she underwent certain procedures in order to decrease her chances of acquiring a certain kind of cancer, which was genetic in her case. Jolie went through a mastectomy – the removal of part of her breasts – as a preventive measure. Many women all over the world have also taken the initiative to getting themselves checked, thanks to Jolie’s preemption.

However, there is a lot of stigma that surrounds the idea of a mastectomy. A lot of women pride themselves on their outward appearances and some women even feel that to undergo the procedure would take away parts of their femininity. This doesn’t have to be the case as there is the option of also undergoing breast reconstruction.

After eliminating the possible harmful and cancerous tissue in the breast, there are measures that could allow for women to have their breast reconstructed. There are even options that can allow for the women who have gone through the procedure to dictate the size of their newly reconstructed breast in order to suit their lifestyle and the outward appearance that they want to have. There is a lot of power that many people tend to neglect, in having that control with your life and yourself. Taking preventive measures in order to make sure that you have the least possible chance in contracting a potentially fatal disease is one of the first steps in order to ensure that you can have the long, happy, and fulfilled life that you deserve.

There is also the fact that men can also contract diseases and can also go through this kind of surgery. Therefore, they are just as capable and advised to go through the same preventive measures. It can pay a lot to take care of yourself and give yourself your best chance at having the best life that you can have.