TEEN HEALTH Published May8, 2015 By Jacob Cherian

Angelina Jolie's Cancer Prevention Surgery Helps Taylor Swift After Mom's Diagnosis; Angie Encouraged Grammy Winner To Practice Proactive Health Care

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Taylor, who is a long time fan of actress and human rights activist Angelina Jolie, was able to share her mother's cancer diagnosis with her fans after encouragement from Angelina Jolie's cancer experiences.

According to a source close to the story, "Taylor is a longtime fan of Angie's," National Enquirer confirmed.

The Nashville songwriter's hall of fame country singer "admires how much awareness Angie has raised about cancer, thanks to being candid about her own health struggles," Radar Online said.

Taylor Swift recently revealed, her mother, Andrea Finlay has been diagnosed with cancer in a Tumblr post. The post was titled "Just So You Know." 

In her post, the "Grammy award magnet" said she had bad news about her family, specifically that her mother had cancer. 

"Parents may be too busy juggling everything they've got going on to go to the doctor, and maybe you reminding them to go get checked for cancer could possibly lead to an early diagnosis and an easier battle," Swift was quoted as writing in her Tumblr post, by Rolling Stone.

The "Shake It Off" songwriter felt empowered by Angelina Jolie's experience with cancer, since the actress lost her mother to ovarian cancer. Angie's cancer surgeries were a bold move by the actress after discovering she had a mutant gene predisposed to cancer, which meant her cancer traits had an inclination to recur.

Swift, one of the top paid 30-something entertainers, made the decision to go public with her mother's cancer after she realized she could potentially save many lives.  

"Angie pushed Taylor to encourage her fans to be diligent about proactive health care," said radaronline.com.

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