Angelina Jolie, 39, just revealed in an emotional op-ed that two years after undergoing a double mastectomy, she decided to remove both her ovaries and her Fallopian tubes, after a blood test showed an early sign of cancer.
Angelina Jolie never wanted her six children with husband Brad Pitt to say they lost their mother to ovarian cancer — the way she had lost her mother, aunt and grandmother to cancer. And now, they never will have to. Read Angie’s emotional new op-ed, documenting her decision to undergo two serious procedures.
Angelina Will Not Have Any More Kids
Read an emotional excerpt below:
It is not possible to remove all risk, and the fact is I remain prone to cancer. I will look for natural ways to strengthen my immune system. I feel feminine, and grounded in the choices I am making for myself and my family. I know my children will never have to say, ‘Mom died of ovarian cancer.’
Regardless of the hormone replacements I’m taking, I am now in menopause. I will not be able to have any more children, and I expect some physical changes. But I feel at ease with whatever will come, not because I am strong but because this is a part of life. It is nothing to be feared.