Health Highlights: March 24, 2015

March 24, 2015 12:22 PM

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Angelina Jolie announced Tuesday that she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed last week after tests indicated possible signs of ovarian cancer.

The 39-year-old Oscar-winning actress and U.N. envoy went public about the surgery in an op-ed published in the New York Times. Ovarian cancer killed Jolie's mother, Marcheline Bertrand, at age 49, NBC News reported.

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