Actress Angelina Jolie, who underwent a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer, is also planning to have her ovaries removed.
In this week’s People cover story, the magazine looks at Jolie’s extreme health decision and reveals that because she carries the "faulty" BRCA1 gene, Jolie is still at risk of developing ovarian cancer, the same disease that claimed the life of her mother, Marchline Bertrand, in 2007.
Actress Angelina Jolie has put a spotlight on the BRCA1 gene test with her New York Times op-ed piece explaining why she decided to undergo a preventative double mastectomy.In the article, she calls it a “faulty” gene that makes her more prone to breast and ovarian cancer. So what is the BRCA1 gene and how do doctors’ test it?
Actor Brad Pitt praised fiancée Angelina Jolie for her decision to undergo a double mastectomy to prevent cancer.
Pitt told the Standard, “Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie’s choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic. I thank our medical team for their care and focus. All I want for is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children. This is a happy day for our family.”
Actress Angelina Jolie revealed in a New York Times op-ed article on Tuesday that she opted to undergo a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer.
Titled "My Medical Choice," Jolie opened her piece by writing how her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died of ovarian cancer at the age of 56 (in 2007) and how it has been hard talking to her children about it. Jolie writes, “I find myself trying to explain the illness that took her away from us. They have asked if the same could happen to me. I have always told them not to worry, but the truth is I carry a ‘faulty’ gene, BRCA1, which sharply increases my risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.”
Nadya “Octomom” Suleman is stealing all of Angelina Jolie’s best moves and outfits in a new photo spread for In Touch Weekly.
UN Goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie wants to help young women get an education in Afghanistan.
Jolie has opened a girls-only school, E! News reports, located in an area just outside Kabul, a region that traditionally favors educating boys rather than girls.
"Beyond enjoying the artistic satisfaction of designing these jewels, we are inspired by knowing our work is also serving the mutual goal of providing for children in need," Jolie told E! of the jewelry line.
It appears Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt did not get married over the holidays, despite plenty of speculation these past few months. The “Maleficent” actress put the rumors to rest as she arrived to LAX on Wednesday.
The Coen brothers have worked with Hollywood’s top talent, and Joel and Ethan are continuing the trend, hiring Angelina Jolie, Justin Timberlake and Marcus Mumford for their latest projects.hired Angelina Jolie to direct. The film is based on Lauren Hillenbrand’s bestseller about a real Olympic athlete who is taken as a prisoner of war in World War II. The Coens previously worked with Jolie’s fiancé, Brad Pitt, on the film “Burn After Reading.”