May 13, 2013
Actress Angelina Jolie revealed in a New York Times op-ed article that she had a double mastectomy after discovering she carried the BRCA1 gene, which dramatically increases a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
Jolie’s mother died of ovarian cancer at 56-years-old.
The actress had kept the procedure a secret from the public for past several months and her revelation has come as a shock and a surprise to those hearing the news.
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