Angelina Jolie Reveals She's Had Her Ovaries Removed

Angelina Jolie has been refreshingly open about her health journey over the last few years. Now, in an article she penned this morning for the New York Times , she reveals that she’s had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a preventative measure against cancer. Two years ago, Angelina had a double mastectomy after learning that she tested positive for the BRCA1 genetic mutation, which meant she had an 87 percent risk for breast cancer and a 50 percent risk for ovarian cancer. In her article, Angelina stresses that she didn’t decide to have this surgery just because she carried the BRCA1 genetic mutation. She says her doctors agreed it was the best option for her because three women in her family have also died from cancer, including her mom, who died from ovarian cancer when she was 49 years old.