Pierce Brosnan’s Daughter, Charlotte, Dies Of Ovarian Cancer
Pierce Brosnan’s daughter, Charlotte, died on Friday, June 28 after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was just 41 years old.
“Charlotte fought her cancer with grace and humanity, courage and dignity,” Brosnan announced in a statement obtained by People magazine Monday. “Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our beautiful dear girl. We pray for her and that the cure for this wretched disease will be close at hand soon. We thank everyone for their heartfelt condolences.”
The actor had been filming an upcoming thriller flick, “November Man,” in Eastern Europe, but flew to the U.K. to be by his daughter’s side, according to the Telegraph. She passed away surrounded by loved ones, including her husband and two children, ages 14 and 8.
Charlotte’s mother, Cassandra Harris, was Brosnan’s first wife. The “007” star adopted Charlotte and her brother, Christopher, after their biological father died, according to the Telegraph. Harris died of ovarian cancer in 1991. Her mother also died of the disease.
I was really baffled after reading this story,wondering why the same kind of disease will kill same members of a family at their youthful age. Made some reseraches and found this:
Ovarian cancer is a cancerous growth arising from different parts of the ovary .
One of the major causes is: Reproductive History and Infertility
Research suggests a relationship between the number of menstrual cycles in a woman’s lifetime and her risk of developing ovarian cancer. A woman is at an increased risk if she:
1.Started menstruating at an early age (before 12),
2.Has not given birth to any children,
3.Had her first child after 30,
4.Experienced menopause after 50,
5.Has never taken oral contraceptives.
Infertility, regardless of whether or not a woman uses fertility drugs, also increases the risk of ovarian cancer. How true and realistic is this?
Am not a medical doctor and will appreciate one to throw more light of this cancerous disease,and how to avoid it if possible.
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