Angelina Jolie recently told New York Times that she has gotten her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed due to an early detection of cancer cells in them. The actress has been taking serious precautions since cancer is genetic in her family and her mother and grandmother, both succumbed to it.
This isn’t the first time Jolie has taken a preventive step. She also had a masectomy some time ago for the same reason. She told the tabloid,
I will not be able to have any more children, and I expect some physical changes. But I feel at ease with whatever will come, not because I am strong but because this is a part of life. It is nothing to be feared. I feel deeply for women for whom this moment comes very early in life, before they have had their children, their situation is far harder than mine. I inquired and found out that there are options for women to remove their fallopian tubes but keep their ovaries, and so retain the ability to bear children and not go into menopause. I hope they can be aware of that. My mother’s ovarian cancer was diagnosed when she was 49. I’m 39.
Her hubby, Brad Pitt flew down from his shoot in France to take care of her when she received the news. It’s amazing to see the strength Jolie has had throughout this tough phase of her life and how Pitt has always been there by her side.
Here’s a shout-out from us to all those who are battling this deadly disease – stay strong!