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Angelina Jolie will have more cancer-preventing surgery

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Angelina Jolie will have more cancer-preventing surgery, after a double mastectomy last year, the actress confirmed in a recent interview.

Angelina Jolie, 38, had the procedure after discovering she was at high risk of developing breast cancer.

“I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could,” she said at the time.

Angelina Jolie will have more cancer-preventing surgery, after a double mastectomy last year

Angelina Jolie will have more cancer-preventing surgery, after a double mastectomy last year

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Angelina Jolie said she is “very happy” with her decision to have the operation.

“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 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.”


Angelina Jolie has previously explained her reasons for having the surgery, arguing she needed to minimize her risk after her mother died from ovarian cancer aged 56.

Doctors estimated Angelina Jolie had an 87% risk of breast cancer and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer, because of genes she had inherited.