I admire the bravery shown by Angelina Jolie as news broke this week of her double mastectomy.
What would you do if you were faced with the news that you had more than an 85 per cent chance of dying of the same disease that took your mother?
A mastectomy would virtually remove the risk. A no-brainer?
But she is one of the world’s most famous and beautiful women. Her image is as important as her acting skills.
Then there’s the trauma of such surgery. Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton also took the same decision last year.
What amazing courage these women have shown. A real inspiration to others.