Angelina Jolie To Have More Preventative Cancer Surgery

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  • After undergoing a double mastectomy last year, the mum of six has further surgery plans

    Angelina Jolie‘s preventative battle against cancer is far from over.

    The actress revealed in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly that she’s planning to undergo another surgery.

    Back in May 2013, the 38-year-old actress made the shocking revelation that she had a double mastectomy after discovering she had the BRCA 1 cancer gene.

    After discovering the gene, doctors estimated that Angelina had an 87 per cent chance of developing breast cancer and a 50 percent chance of getting ovarian cancer.

    Because her own mother died of ovarian cancer at age 56, Angelina took the news particularly seriously and made the tough decision to go ahead with the preventative surgery.

    Now, theMaleficent star reveals to EW that she has plans to go under the knife once again. ‘There’s still another surgery to have, which I haven’t yet,’ she said. ‘I’ll, you know, I’ll get advice from all these wonderful people who’ve I’ve been talking to, to get through the next stage.’

    Angelina was not specific about the type of surgery she’ll have, though reports say the actress is planning to have her ovaries removed as the next preventative measure. Some doctors recommend that patients with the ‘faulty’ BRCA 1 gene undergo this surgery before the age of 40.

    After the mum of six first went public with her medical decision, fiancé Brad Pitt spoke out about her bravery. ‘The whole thing’s heroic in my mind,’ he said.

    He later told Entertainment Tonight: ‘How many people are also battling with the same decision and she’s just a great example of that, it doesn’t have to be a scary thing. You can take control of it.’

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