Angelina Jolie Has Ovaries Fallopian Tubes Surgically Removed

Angelina Jolie underwent an elective medical procedure to minimize her risk of developing cancer by having doctors remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes.

Jolie detailed her reasoning for undergoing the elective medical procedure to a media outlet saying she had an 87% predisposed chance of developing breast cancer and a 50% chance of ovarian cancer, because she carries the BRCA1 gene mutation. The actress had an elective double mastectomy 2 years ago.

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Doctors performed the removal procedure last week saying they had found no signs of cancer in her tissues. Continue reading

Angelina Jolie ‘MY OVARIES ARE NEXT’ Announces Next Surgery

Angelina Jolie made the tough choice to have her breasts lopped off on the chance she might get cancer someday, and now the actress is having her ovaries removed.. Because she says she faces the risk of developing ovarian cancer. A risk doctors put at 50%.

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..Her medical odyssey is not done. The mother of six is also planning to undergo surgery to remove her ovaries. Because of her “faulty” BRCA1 gene, she still faces a high risk of developing ovarian cancer, which her doctors estimate at 50 percent. Some doctors recommend patients undergo the surgery by age 40 or when a woman is done having children, though it may trigger early menopause. source.

 
Truth be told, I am kind of put off by all of this cutting edge preventive medicine..