Angelina Jolie may have more preventative cancer surgery

Friday, 14 March 2014 - 2:34am IST | Agency: dna

Angelina Jolie continues to share the brave story of her decision to get a preventative double mastectomy with fans. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the Oscar-winning actress, who went under the knife in May 2013, because she was at a very high risk of developing breast cancer, revealed her that her mission to stay healthy is far from over.

"There's still another surgery to have, which I haven't yet," the Maleficent actress explained. "I'll, you know, I'll get advice from all these wonderful people who've I've been talking to, to get through the next stage."

In addition to her previous risk of breast cancer, Jolie also has approximately a 50 percent risk (the actual number varies based on the individual) of developing ovarian cancer, of which her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died from at only 56.

Despite more surgery, the mother of six couldn't be more positive. Jolie says it's "lovely" to get mail from fans who relate to her struggle. She also says she couldn't be happier with her decision to have the mastectomy done last year.

"I'm great!...I'm very happy I made the decision," she said. "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."

 




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