The 411 on Mastectomies

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Celebrity Mastectomies

Academy Award-winning actress Angeline Jolie announced that she had undergone a double mastectomy a few months ago because she was at high risk for breast cancer. She isn’t alone. In 2011, comedian Wanda Sykes publicly announced that after finding breast cancer at an early stage, she had the procedure, too. Read more about mastectomies on BET.com. —Kellee Terrell 

(Photo: AP Photo/Amel Emric, file)

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