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Angelina Jolie Has Ovaries Removed - 24 Mar 2015 - Sort by:
Angelina Jolie Has Ovaries Removed - 24 Mar 2015
Oscar-winning film star Angelina Jolie has said she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to avoid the risk of ovarian cancer, the disease that killed her mother at the age of 56.

The announcement in a New York Times column printed on Tuesday came two years after the rights campaigner and mother-of-six had a double mastectomy after hearing she had also inherited a high risk of breast cancer.

Jolie, 39, said she had gone public with her decision to help "other women at risk to know about the options".

"I feel feminine, and grounded in the choices I am making for myself and my family....
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Actress and campaigner Angelina Jolie attends a summit to end sexual violence in conflict, at the Excel centre in London June 12, 2014. The summit runs from June 10 to 13. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW CONFLICT POLITICS SOCIETY)
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