The Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie removed her Fallopian tubes and ovaries removed, because she has fear of cancer.
A couple of years ago the 39 year old Academy Award winner underwent a double mastectomy out of fear of developing breast cancer. Now the acclaimed actress has revealed that she also had her ovaries removed.
When she had her mastectomy Jolie opted to remove her ovaries as well, even though at that time it seemed only as a possibility. Earlier this March, however, she decided to go with the surgery. Jolie has lost many women in her family thanks to cancer and her doctors told her that she carried the gene, which caused the disease in her bloodline. In order not to develop breast cancer, she underwent the double procedure, but it appeared that the cancer still might develop later in her body. When she received negative results earlier this year from the very same doctor, who had once treated her very own mother, Jolie still decided to undergo the surgery.
She had her Fallopian tubes and ovaries removed and she spoke out loud about it in an attempt to raise more attention to this disease. Ovarian cancer is considered as one of the deadliest forms of cancer and it doesn’t even spark any specific symptoms in the early stages. Jolie’s mother was diagnosed at the age of 49 and Jolie decided to act now before it was too late.
Unfortunately, the surgery has left her without the ability to have any more children the natural way. The 39 year old star, who is married to Brad Pitt, has six kids already and she’s undergone these procedures in order to make sure she’s there to see her beloved ones grow older and start families on their own. She claims she’s happy she went through with the surgeries, even though the fatal gene causing a potential cancer formation is still in her blood system.