Angelina Jolie announced Tuesday that she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed over fears of cancer, following her double mastectomy two years ago.
The actress, who has lost her mother, grandmother and aunt to cancer, made the announcement in an op-ed piece in the New York Times. The Hollywood superstar carries a gene mutation that had given her an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of developing ovarian cancer.
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