Melissa Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and has been cancer-free for nine years. She has made a comment on Angelina Jolie's preventative mastectomy.

Melissa says, "I wouldn't call it a brave choice. My believe is that cancer comes from inside you and so much of it has to do with the environment of your body. It's the stress that will turn that gene on or not."

UPDATE: Brad Pitt and Melissa Etheridge have been friends for a long time and he said that he's sure they'll talk on the phone about it. He also said, "I think it's an individual decision and I found it very empowering instead of scary."

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Source: US Weekly