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!
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"Ovaries before brovaries."
–Katy Perry tweets as she posts a hot photo of her and Rashida Jones (above)
[Image via Twitter.]
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Thanks to their ticking biological clocks, women have always been under pressure to start popping out babies sooner than later, but thanks to science, that may not be the case anymore.
Reproductive biologist Jonathan Tilly has discovered that it is possible to harvest stem cells from female ovaries and turn them into oocytes, a.k.a., egg cells.
The revolutionary study "opens up a number of exciting possibilities for preserving the fertility of women," as Tilly explained:
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