Angelina Jolie says she had her ovaries removed

March 24, 2015 8:48 AM

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In a New York Times op-ed published Tuesday, the 39-year-old actress said she made the decision after a blood test showed what could have been signs of early cancer in her ovaries.

Jolie has the BRCA1 gene mutation, which greatly increases her risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. She has lost her mother, grandmother and aunt to the disease.

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