Angelina Jolie is one tough lady!
The actress/ director recently revealed that she was recovering from a double mastectomy she had to reduce her risk of breast cancer. But now it looks like her battle isn't done just yet, as she plans on having another surgery to have her ovaries removed.
Apparently the same, defective BRCA1 gene that led to her last operation also puts her at a 50% risk to develop ovarian cancer. Well Angie didn't like those odds and decided to go under the knife one more time!
It's not uncommon for doctors to recommend women in their 40's to have this procedure done, especially if they're done having kids. And obviously she's doing everything she can to make sure she's around for a looooong time!
We can't even begin to say how amazed we are by Angelina's brave decisions to have these preventative surgeries, and she's already inspired others like Barbara Walters to come forward about their medical histories!
We send all of our love and positive thoughts to Angie and her family, but she's already proved she's a fighter so we know she'll be just fine!
[Image via Mavrix Online.]
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