Angelina Jolie Pitt Undergoes Surgery To Remove Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes To Avoid Cancer

March 24, 2015 6:29 AM

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Angelina Jolie Pitt Undergoes Surgery To Remove Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes To Avoid Cancer

Angelina Jolie Pitt has revealed that she underwent preventative surgery to have her ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed last week after tests found inflammatory markers that could be an indication of cancer.

Jolie Pitt, who had a preventive double mastectomy in 2013 when genetic tests showed an 87 percent risk of breast cancer, wrote in a New York Times op-ed on Tuesday that the same BRCA1 gene gives her a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer.

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