When Angelina Jolie had a preventative double mastectomy in 2013, it did much to raise awareness of a genetic mutation linked to a higher risk of ovarian and breast cancer.
Now a model is aiming to become the “new Angelina Jolie” after undergoing a mastectomy following her sister’s breast cancer diagnosis.
Miss Jolie, whose mother died of ovarian cancer aged 56, decided to have the surgery after discovering she carried the mutated BRCA1 gene.
But lingerie model Jade Power, 29, carries another less well-known gene called PALB2, which was only discovered in 2006, and similarly raises the risk of breast cancer.
It has led her to make the heartbreaking choice to have a double mastectomy at Guy’s Hospital in London.
Miss Power’s sister, Donna, 39, found out she carried a mutation in the PALB2 gene in September 2020 after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
Jade, a former Miss Sussex, is …