1. Singer Sheryl Crow became an advocate for breast cancer awareness and prevention after she was diagnosed with the disease in 2006. 
  2. E! News' Giuliana Rancic had a double mastectomy in 2011 after she was treated for breast cancer.
  3. Longtime "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and with myelodysplastic syndrome in 2012. She left the show temporarily to undergo a bone marrow transplant and made a triumphant return early this year. On air Tuesday morning, Roberts said Jolie's op-ed was "moving" and a "huge story."
  4. Allyn Rose, the former Miss District of Columbia made headlines last year after she spoke publicly about her plans to undergo a preventative double mastectomy. "If there's one 16-year-old girl who doesn't have to live her life having lost her mom," she told the Washington Post, "then I've won."
  5. Other celebrities expressed support as well.
  6. Others raised concerns or pointed to articles that raised concerns about the publicity of this preventative procedure.
  7. In her op-ed, Jolie did note that just the test for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes run about $3,000. In the link below, women share the costs and wide-ranging fees they faced for the complete procedure.