ACTRESS Angelina Jolie prompted a doubling in the number of Australian women who had their breasts removed to protect against cancer when she went public about her own surgery.
The most recent data to be released today, reveal 1,256 effected women seen by the Angelina Jolie to get a mastectomy to prevent breast cancer.
While there has been signs of increased genetic screening and mammograms prompted by her shock disclosure, Angelina effect on mastectomy speeds and the primary data on has now emerged.
The Hollywood actor went public about her operation in May 2013.
She revealed she’d had the surgery after she found she taken the BRCA1 gene that left her with an 87 per cent chance of developing breast cancer and 65 per cent chance of ovarian cancer.