Hollywood beauty Angelina Jolie known for her fierce roles in action films is no less than a hero even in real life. The 39-year-old actress recently took a bold decision and decided to get her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed over fears of ovarian cancer that runs in her family.
Ovarian caner is by far the deadliest form of cancer developed in the female reproductive system. What makes it deadly is that the cancer is undetectable during its early stages and due to the fear of the same, when Angelina received a call from her doctor saying there were some unusual reports the actress immediately opted to follow the procedure required.
Angelina stated in an interview, “I will not be able to have any more children, and I expect some physical changes. But I feel at ease with whatever will come, not because I am strong but because this is a part of life. It is nothing to be feared. 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.”
Angelina Jolie lost her mother, aunt and grandmother to ovarian cancer and hence did not want to risk anything. Ovarian cancer is inherited genetically and the actress was 50% prone to cancer. The actress took a bold decision and announced that she has removed her ovaries in order to promote the awareness of the risk of ovarian cancer.