Published On: May 14 2013 08:11:34 AM CDTUpdated On: May 14 2013 11:11:02 AM CDT
Angelina Jolie shocked many with news of her double mastectomy. But she's not the only celebrity who's undergone such procedures following a breast cancer diagnosis or, like Jolie, to possibly avoid one.
Christina Applegate -- She had a double mastectomy in 2008 after being diagnosed with cancer. Although the cancer was in only one breast, she carried the gene that puts her at higher risk of relapse and ovarian cancer.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz -- In 2009, the congresswoman from Florida revealed she had battled breast cancer and undergone seven surgeries, including a double mastectomy.
Giuliana Rancic -- The "E! News" host underwent a double mastectomy in the midst of her breast cancer battle in 2011.
Hoda Kotb -- In March 2007, the co-host of the fourth hour of the "Today" show underwent a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery for breast cancer.
Judy Blume -- The beloved young adult author revealed last year that she underwent a mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer that summer.
Kathy Bates -- Doctors discovered a lump in one of Bates'breasts last summer. "After much consideration," the actress opted for a double mastectomy. She beat ovarian cancer in 2003.
Montel Williams -- He recently revealed he had an unnecessary double mastectomy at age 19 after doctors misdiagnosed a torn pectoralis muscle as male breast cancer.
Nancy Reagan -- In October 1987, the former first lady was diagnosed with breast cancer and chose to undergo a mastectomy rather than a lumpectomy.
Olivia Newton-John -- The "Grease" star underwent a mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer at age 44 in 1992.
Sharon Osbourne -- Ozzy's wife had a preventative double mastectomy last year after discovering she had the breast cancer gene.
Wanda Sykes -- In a 2011 interview with Ellen DeGeneres, the actress and comedian revealed she had undergone a double mastectomy after doctors found the early stages of breast cancer.
A new team of investigators is looking into the nearly three-year-old murder case of Peter D'Orazio, a 55-year-old man who went missing from Goleta in September of 2012. His widow, Caron, believes she knows exactly who killed him.
A major 7.8 earthquake hit Kathmandu mid-day on Saturday. Many houses, buildings and temples in the capital were destroyed, leaving thousands dead or trapped under the debris as emergency rescue workers attempt to clear rubble and find survivors.
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake centered less than 50 miles from Kathmandu rocked Nepal with devastating force early Saturday, killing at least 1,400 people -- and probably more -- in Nepal's capital city, authorities said.