Angelina Jolie reportedly planning to remove her ovaries


Angelina Jolie stunned the world when she revealed Tuesday that over the past few months she’s been undergoing procedures in association with a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of developing breast cancer because she has a mutation in her BRCA1 gene. This choice has reduced her breast cancer risk from 87% to only 5%, but she still has a 50% chance of developing ovarian cancer, the very disease that killed her mother. Will Angelina get a hysterectomy or remove her ovaries to reduce her risk of this cancer?

According to People Magazine, the 37-year-old actress isn’t planning to have a full hysterectomy, which removes the uterus, but IS planning a surgery to remove her ovaries, called an oophorectomy, which may trigger early menopause, which has it’s own risks.

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  • Carlie

    This woman’stock has risen 1000% in my eyes since this story broke. I lost my own mom to breast cancer, I would have given anything to have her still with me. She is a heroine.

    • I agree. I lost my mother to ovarian cancer as well and her sister survived breast cancer which puts me at a very high risk. Unfortunately the BRCA test is $3000 and there is only one lab in Utah that does it and insurance won’t cover a penny of it. If I had the money, I would be taking the same steps as Angelina has.

      • twelfthnight

        That’s sad, because I’m sure caring for an ailing cancer patient costs more than the tests and the procedure to remove your ovaries as well.

        The insurance company would be saving heaps in the long run.

        • LexiconD1

          I does. However, if your insurance company finds out about it, they will do one of two things…drop you, because they deem you too much of a high risk. Or raise your rates to an astronomical price most people can’t afford.

          Insurance companies are heartless, and only care about one thing…making money. Period.

          Found that out the hard way.

  • Yelly

    Anything to stay in the headlines.

  • PeterMcPumpkin

    Will Pitt remove his weiner?