Angelina Jolie Having More Cancer-Prevention Surgery

Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 03:56 PM

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Angelina Jolie is set to have more surgery to reduce her risk of contracting cancer.
 
"There's still another surgery to have, which I haven't yet," the actress said, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
 
Jolie, who had a mastectomy last May, also has a 50 percent genetic risk for ovarian cancer — the disease that took her mother Marcheline's life at age 56.
 
"I'll, you know, I'll get advice from all these wonderful people who I've been talking to, to get through that next stage," said Jolie, 38, who is in Australia directing Unbroken, a World War II biopic.
 
Jolie said she feels happy about her decision to undergo a mastectomy, about which she wrote an op-ed in The New York Times.
 
She told EW the choice to go public with her decision has bonded her with others who have faced or are facing a similar genetic predisposition.
 
"I feel very, very close — much closer — to other women, and women who are going through the same thing," she said. "Wherever I go, usually I run into women and we talk about health issues, women's issues, breast cancer, ovarian cancer. I've talked to men about their daughters' and wives' health ...
 
"The reason that I wrote it was to try to communicate and help and connect with other women and other families going through the same thing. And … I was very, very moved by all the support and kindness from so many people."

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