(Times of Israel) Unlike the rest of the world, for Dr. Steven Narod, Angelina Jolie’s “shocking” prophylactic double mastectomy is merely a good start.

However, though he expresses frustration with the global fascination with “one French-Canadian BRCA carrier living in LA,” Narod does not minimize the trauma of the mastectomy and the decision to undergo it.

“The mastectomy is easy, the reconstruction is hard. If you want the breasts to have the same appearance, it’ll be difficult; nipple sparing is hard. Any time you’re dealing with blood supply, it’s difficult,” says Jewish-Canadian Narod, the foremost researcher of BRCA gene mutations in the world.

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