May 15, 2013
On Tuesday, Angelina revealed in a NY Times op-ed that she had undergone a preventative double mastectomy after finding out she carried a gene giving her an 87% chance of getting breast cancer.
Today, the 37-year-old mother of six is on the cover of People magazine sharing the news that she has also decided to remove her ovaries as a cautionary measure — as the BRCA1 gene means she has a 50% chance of developing ovarian cancer.
According to People, “Some doctors recommend patients undergo the surgery by age 40 or when a woman is done having children, though it may trigger early menopause.”
After the surgery, Angelina will no longer be able to have biological children, although she still has the option to adopt.
This article was posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 11:02 am