Angelina Jolie revealed on Tuesday that she recently underwent a preventive surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes.
Jolie, who penned an essay about her double mastectomy two years ago, published a new piece in the “New York Times” explaining her decision, which she had planned for a while.
She reiterates that she lost her mother, grandmother and aunt to cancer, and two weeks ago, she was told that her blood tests had shown the possibility of early cancer.
Her husband, Brad Pitt, immediately flew home from France. Jolie was treated by the surgeon who worked with her mother, and the woman reportedly said, “You look just like her.”
In the “Times,” she adds, “I broke down. But we smiled at each other and agreed we were there to deal with the problem, so ‘let’s get on with it.’”
Though further testing showed that her chances of early stage cancer were minor, she went forward with the surgery last week, and she is now in menopause.
“But I feel at ease with whatever will come, not because I am strong but because this is a part of life. It is nothing to be feared,” she adds in the “Times.”
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