Millions of women nowadays are becoming too aware of high risks of having cancers, one of them is the award-winning actress Angelina Jolie who revealed that she has her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed ‘cause of Cancer Scare.
Angelina Jolie has revealed she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to prevent her from developing ovarian cancer, the illness that killed her mother at the age of 56.
“My doctors indicated I should have preventive surgery about a decade before the earliest onset of cancer in my female relatives,” Jolie wrote in the New York Times. “My mother’s ovarian cancer was diagnosed when she was 49. I’m 39.”
Two years ago, Jolie had a double mastectomy because she had inherited the faulty BRCA1 gene, which placed her at high risk of developing breast cancer, and also gave her an elevated lifetime risk of developing ovarian cancer.
It has gathered many comments coming from netizens and different sides were seen in social media. But what matters is the awareness that Angelina has given to many women around the world. She’s not just in the state of paranoia but she has done it also for her family and millions of women’s sake. Thumbs up for her!
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