Los Angeles – Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie on Tuesday revealed to the New York Times that she recently underwent a procedure to remove her fallopian tubes and ovaries after a cancer scare.
This comes just two years after she had a preventive double mastectomy.
The 39-year-old revealed to the New York Times that her doctor informed her two weeks ago that a test result showed markers that could be a sign of ovarian cancer.
"I went through what I imagine thousands of other women have felt," Jolie wrote.
"I told myself to stay calm, to be strong, and that I had no reason to think I wouldn’t live to see my children grow up and to meet my grandchildren."
She added: "I called my husband in France, who was on a plane within hours. The beautiful thing about such moments in life is that there is so much clarity. You know what you live for and what matters. It is polarizing, and it is peaceful."
According to Jolie she underwent a procedure called laparoscopic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy after which doctors found "a small benign tumor on one ovary, but no signs of cancer in any of the tissues".
Source: New York Times
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
The Duchess of Cambridge has revealed how her daughter, Princess Charlotte, has inherited the British royal family's love of horses. Read More »
Prince William and Kate expressed their gratitude for the warm welcome they received from Canadians as they wrapped up their eight-day tour with their young children. Read More »
10 epic pics.
All the deets.
South AfricaCity Press
Johannesburg CBDResourcing Solutions
HousesR 6 900 000
HousesR 1 750 000
HousesR 3 300 000