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Angelina Jolie undergoes Surgery to Remove Ovaries after Cancer Scare

New York, March 24: Hollywood beauty Angelina Jolie is being applauded for her bravery action to avoid the risk of cancer. The actress revealed that she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed after a cancer scare.

Her decision to remove ovaries could be termed as "Jolie Effect" if the number of women diagnosed with cancer could come forward and agree for early treatment to avoid the risk.

The news went viral after Jolie revealed disclosed that she underwent a surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes. Her hubby Brad Pitt supported her decision and stood by her side.

The couple decided to go for the operation after Jolie came to know that she carried BRCA1 gene mutation, which could have led to the risk of breast cancer 87% and ovarian cancer of 50%.

The Hollywood actress has already lost her mother and grandmother, all died from cancer.

She revealed this in an article titled "Diary of a Surgery" in "The New York Times".

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