We can always count on Angelina Jolie to give us an inside look to the more personal areas of her life. In a recent essay for The New York Times, Jolie expresses her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. The decision came after test result showed that she may be at risk for cancer – the disease that took both her mother, grandmother and an aunt from her.
Two years ago, Jolie had a preventative double mastectomy and was very open and honest about her entire process. Now, she is back to share even more insight about her decisions that could possibly help other women around the world.
In her essay Jolie shares, “I wanted other women at risk to know about the options. I promised to follow up with any information that could be useful, including about my next preventive surgery, the removal of my ovaries and fallopian tubes.”
She continued by reassuring readers and urging them to be brave.
“It is not easy to make these decisions. But it is possible to take control and tackle head-on any health issue. You can seek advice, learn about the options and make choices that are right for you. Knowledge is power.”
Be sure to head over to the New York Times to read the entire essay.