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Angelina turns to another preventative surgery, based on BRCA1 mutation

| March 14, 2014

Angelina Jolie made headlines when she revealed she’d had a double mastectomy last year. But her cancer-prevention surgeries are not over yet, the actress said recently.

“There’s still another surgery to have, which I haven’t [had] yet,” Jolie told Entertainment Weekly recently. “I’ll get advice from all these wonderful people who I’ve been talking to, to get through that next stage.”

Jolie carries a mutation in the BRCA1 gene and had an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer, according to the op-ed she wrote in The New York Times last May. She had the preventive mastectomy to reduce this risk.

But Jolie is also at increased risk for developing ovarian cancer.

Read the full, original story: Angelina Jolie Still Planning ‘Another Surgery’

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