Yesterday's issue of the New York Times had an article written in the first person by a known actress in Hollywood. Titled "Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a surgery," the actress tells about her recently decision to perform a surgery to remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes. The 39-year-old actress writes in the article that the decision to remove them is to "that my children do not have to say, my mother died of ovarian cancer".
After some blood tests, carried out in 2013, it was found that the actress has developed a genetic mutation of the BRCA1 gene, and the risk of developing cancer was a very high possibility. According to medical outcomes Jolie had 87% chance of getting breast cancer and 50% of ovarian cancer.
The Ambassadress of Goodwill, of the United Nations Refugee Agency lost her aunt, grandmother and mother with cancer, hence the urgent to pay attention to her health and the need to treat. Assisted by the same doctor who accompanied the mother, Angelina ensures in the article that she feel "feminine and secure in the choices I'm doing for me and my family". She also takes the opportunity to say that this gesture serves "to alert and solidarity with other women who are in the same situation".
After Angelina Jolie revealed her decision to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes, Kelly Osbourne, daughter of the famous singer Ozzy Osbourne, revealed that she also carries the BRCA1 gene, and she will undergo preventive surgery if necessary.
Back in 2013, the actress has become a source of inspiration when, after medical advice, decided to make a double mastectomy, thus removing the two breasts. At the time, the news were also published in an article, written by the actress published in the same journal. In "My medical choice," Angelina Jolie stated at the time that "when I learned that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and minimize the risk as much as I could". Her mother, who fought over ten years against ovarian cancer, eventually died in 2007 at 56 years of age.
The actress husband, Brad Pitt, followed closely once again the entire process, supporting always Angelina, having also traveled from France to the United States to be closer to his wife.
Angelina Jolie also revealed that this surgery was "less complex than mastectomy, but the effects are more severe," adding that she will have to learn to deal with a new reality: "I am now in menopause and I can not have more children. I hope some physical changes, but I accept whatever comes, not just because I'm strong, but also because it is part of life. It's nothing to be afraid". #Celebrities