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Angelina Jolie needs to complete one more surgery to prevent cancer

By Julianne Mosher,

Angelina Jolie is taking the initiative once again to prevent being diagnosed with any form of cancer.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the Hollywood star revealed that she is proud to say she has the biggest support group who helped her get through a difficult time.

The 38-year-old actress lost her mother to ovarian cancer and her aunt to breast cancer but also carries the BRCA1 gene. This makes it 87 percent more possible for her to get breast cancer.

Last year, Jolie has a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery when she discovered the gene and wrote about her experience that year in The New York Times

While she wrote in the Times that she had already had her double mastectomy, in the interview with EW, the mother of six said she has one more surgery to complete.

“There’s still another surgery to have, which I haven’t yet. I’ll get advice from all these wonderful people who I’ve been talking to, to get through that next stage.”

She continued, “I was very fortunate to have great doctors and very, very fortunate to have a good recovery and have a project like Unbroken to have something to be really focused on, to be getting healthy for and to be able to just get right back to work.”

“I was very, very moved by all the support and kindness from so many people,” she said.

image courtesy of EW

 
 

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