Angelina Jolie: Going Back Under the Knife to Prevent Cancer
She made headlines after undergoing a preventative double mastectomy last year and now Angelina Jolie will be having more surgical work done to avoid developing cancer.
The 38-year-old “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” starlet told Entertainment Weekly that she’ll visit her doctor soon to take care of the final step.
Jolie explained, “There’s still another surgery to have, which I haven’t yet. I’ll, you know, I’ll get advice from all these wonderful people who’ve I’ve been talking to, to get through the next stage.”
As for how she feels about another procedure, Ang noted, “I’m great!…I’m very happy I made the decision. I was very fortunate to have great doctors and very, very fortunate to have a good recovery and have a project like Unbroken to have something to be really focused on, to be getting healthy for, and to be able to just get right back to work.”
“I feel very, very close—much closer—to other women, and women who are going through the same thing. Wherever I go, usually I run into women and we talk about health issues, women’s issues, breast cancer, ovarian cancer. I’ve talked to men about their daughters’ and wives’ health. It makes me feel closer to other people who deal with the same things and have either lost their parents or are considering surgeries or wondering about their children…The reason that I wrote it was to try to communicate and help and connect with other women and other families going through the same thing. And…I was very, very moved by all the support and kindness from so many people.”