Angelina Jolie talked about ovarian removal

In 2013, Angelina Jolie underwent an operation to remove the mammary glands, shortly after doctors diagnosed her as likely to develop breast cancer, and wrote a column in The New York Times. On the eve of April 24, two years later, a new column appeared in the publication - this time the actress said that she had removed the ovaries and fallopian tubes to avoid the possibility of ovarian cancer (the risk, according to doctors, is 50%).

Doctors did not advise me to postpone the operation, advised to hurry with the decision to reduce the likelihood of developing this dangerous disease. I want all women at risk to know the options available to fight cancer. It is in knowledge that our strength

Angelina Jolie talked about ovarian removal
Angelina Jolie

In itself, the operation to remove the ovaries is simple, but it has very serious consequences - in patients, “artificial menopause” begins. Angelina says that she can no longer have children, but she does not regret her decision:

My mother was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 49, now I am 39 ... Of course, it is impossible to eliminate all the risks, and, despite the operations I have done, I still remain under attack. But I will not give up and I will try to strengthen my immune system.



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