Angelina Jolie reveals she will undergo another preventive cancer surgery

Entertainment Weekly

Last year, the 38-year-old actress had a preventive double mastectomy in order to protect against cancer.

In May 2013 Jolie revealed that she underwent double mastectomy after learning that she had an 87% risk of developing breast cancer and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer due to inherited genetic factors. Her mother died from ovarian cancer at the age of 56.

Now the mother of six has revealed that she is not at the end of treatments.

“There’s still another surgery to have, which I haven’t yet,” the Maleficent actress said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “I’ll, you know, I’ll get advice from all these wonderful people who’ve I’ve been talking to, to get through the next stage.”

“I’m great!…I’m very happy I made the decision,” the actress said. “I was very fortunate to have great doctors and very, very fortunate to have a good recovery and have a project like Unbroken to have something to be really focused on, to be getting healthy for, and to be able to just get right back to work.”

“I feel very, very close—much closer—to other women, and women who are going through the same thing,” she continued. “Wherever I go, usually I run into women and we talk about health issues, women’s issues, breast cancer, ovarian cancer. I’ve talked to men about their daughters’ and wives’ health. It makes me feel closer to other people who deal with the same things and have either lost their parents or are considering surgeries or wondering about their children…The reason that I wrote it was to try to communicate and help and connect with other women and other families going through the same thing. And…I was very, very moved by all the support and kindness from so many people.”