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Angelina Jolie has ovaries, fallopian tubes removed to thwart cancer risk
Angelina Jolie has ovaries, fallopian tubes removed to thwart cancer risk

As she promised nearly two years ago, Angelina Jolie has had her fallopian tubes and ovaries surgically removed as a preventive move against the cancer that killed her mother. The surgery, however, came sooner than she'd planned, she explained in a New York Times essay on Tuesday. The 39-year-old mother of six said her decision-making process gained urgency after a regularly scheduled blood test showed signs that could be an early indicator of cancer. Jolie -- whose mother Marceline Bertrand died at 56 of ovarian cancer -- had a preventive double mastectomy in April 2013 after testing positive for the BRCA-1 gene, which indicates a high risk of developing breast cancer. Bertrand...

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