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Angeline Jolie on preventative surgery: “I will not be able to have any more children”


published a piece in the New York Times discussing that tests showed a possible sign of early cancer.

“I went through what I imagine thousands of other women have felt,” Angelina 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.

Two years ago she chronicled her preventative double mastectomy after learning she carries the BRCA1 gene.

This sharply increases her chances of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

Her mother died of ovarian cancer and she lost her aunt to breast cancer.

The 39-year-old actress wrote that her husband, actor , was on a plane to see her immediately after she learned she needed to have surgery.

“I feel feminine, and grounded in the choices I am making for myself and my family,” she wrote in the Times. “I know my children will never have to say, ‘Mom died of ovarian cancer.'”

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