Thursday, May 16, 2013

Angelina Jolie planning Angelina Jolie to remove her Ovaries, says People magazine

Angelina Jolie has revealed she underwent a double mastectomy after genetic tests showed she had a high risk of developing breast cancer. She faces a high risk of developing ovarian cancer because of the mutation in her BRCA1 gene, which her doctors estimate at 50%, People says in its new issue, out Friday. Some doctors recommend patients undergo the surgery by age 40 or when a woman is done having children, though it may trigger early menopause. Apparently, Angelina is said to already be planning her next surgery - the removal of both her ovaries
Jolie, 37, lost her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, to ovarian cancer in 2007 at age 56. In Tuesday's New York Times op-ed piece she said her mother fought cancer for almost a decade.

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