Ange's surgeon dubbed 'dangerous'

The doctor who treated Angelina Jolie, after it was revealed the actress inherited the BRCA1 gene in 2013, has been labelled "dangerous" for her claims about how to avoid breast cancer.

 

Dr. Kristi Funk, who performed a double mastectomy on the 42-year-old four years ago, has now shared her own "tips" on how to avoid getting the potentially deadly disease, however experts have disputed the claims calling them "dubious" and "garbage".

Angelina Jolie's breast cancer surgeon has been labelled "dangerous". Source: Getty

Dr. Kristi Funk gave a series of "tips" for women to reduce their chances of getting the disease. Source: Good Morning America

Speaking on Good Morning America, Dr. Funk suggested switching to bar soap could reduce a woman's chances, along with vacuuming, eating berries high in antioxidants and buying organic foods.

However the CEO of Cancer Council Australia, Sanchia Aranda, has refuted Dr. Funk's claims saying they were "dangerous".

"They are seriously dubious. It’s basically garbage. It’s almost worse than Pete Evans’ health claims," Professor Aranda told The New Daily, comparing them to the controversial Aussie chef.

Ange's doctor, who also treated the actress when she had her ovaries removed in 2015, added that women should "up their intake of cruciferous vegetables" such as cauliflower, broccoli, kale, bok choy and cabbage, along with consuming turmeric and Indian Gooseberry, mushrooms, soy, if they wanted to reduced the risks.

"These things are free-radical scavengers so, believe it or not, berries make cancer cells commit suicide," Dr Funk told the US program.

Dr. Funk's claims were likened to that of Aussie Paleo chef Pete Evans. Source: Instagram

The actress underwent a double mastectomy in 2013 before having her ovaries removed in 2015. Source: Getty

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Ange revealed she carried the "faulty" BRCA1 gene. Source: Getty

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Dr. Funk also claimed women should try to reduce their exposure to "toxins" in body wash and switch to a antibacterial bar soap, and keep plants around their home that absorb toxins.

"They’re things you can’t change," the Director of Police and Advocacy at Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) Danielle Spence added to the publication.

Back in 2013 Ange revealed in a New York Times opinion piece she carried the “'faulty' gene, BRCA1" which "sharply increased" her of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

Ange's mother Marcheline Bertrand died in 2007 at age 56 of ovarian cancer, after battling the disease for a decade, which lead to the actress undergoing multiple surgeries to reduce her risks.

Ange's mum Marcheline Bertrand died in 2007 of ovarian cancer. Pictured with the actress in 2001. Source: Getty

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