Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Angelina Jolies Ovary And Fallopian Tubes Removed
Angelina Jolie got her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed due to fear of cancer, following her double mastectomy two years ago. The actress who had lost her mother, grandmother and aunt to cancer, made the announcement in an op-ed piece in New York Times. The Hollywood superstar carries a mutation in BRAC 1 gene that had given her an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer and 50 percent risk of developing ovarian cancer. "It is a less complex surgery than mastectomy, but its effects are more severe, it puts a woman in forced menopause." Jolie said. When she learned two weeks ago that tests revealed higher inflammation levels, Jolie and her doctors decided it was the time. Her husband, Brad Pitt was in France at that time, he flew to be with her during the procedure laparoscopic bilateral salpingo oophorectomy. Doctors found a small benighn tumour on one ovary but no sign of cancer in any of the tissues.