Angelina Jolie may remove her ovaries next

20 May 2013 / 3 years 5 months ago

News of Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy shocked the world on Tuesday (May 14) and now, there are reports that Jolie may need to have her ovaries removed too as she is still at significant risk for ovarian cancer.The 37-year-old is planning to have her ovaries removed as having the BRCA1 gene means she has a 50 per cent chance of developing ovarian cancer.According to an article in The New Paper, she is likely to have the next procedures before she turns 40, as doctors recommend having the surgery done after child-bearing age.After the surgery, she will no longer be able to have biological children, the Daily Mail reported.She and fiancé Brad Pitt have three biological children, Shiloh, six, and four-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, and three adopted children, Maddox, 11, Pax, nine, Zahara, eight.Jolie's decision to remove her ovaries is likely fuelled by the fact that she lost her mother, Ms Marcheline Bertrand, to ovarian cancer.Ms Bertrand died in January 2007, at the age of 56, after an eight-year battle with the disease.

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