Following her "heroic" decision to have a preventative double mastectomy, Angelina Jolie will reportedly have her ovaries removed next.
"Theis also planning to undergo surgery to remove her ovaries," People Magazine writes. Because of her "faulty" BRCA1 gene, she still faces a high risk of developing ovarian cancer, which her doctors estimate at 50 percent. Some doctors recommend patients undergo the surgery by age 40 or when a woman is done having children, though it may trigger early menopause."
Jolie revealed in a New York Times op-ed that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy after learning that she had the faulty BRCA1 gene and an 87 percent chance of getting breast cancer. Jolie's mother died from ovarian cancer and had breast cancer.
Jolie hinted at having her ovaries removed in the op-ed.
“[I] started with the breasts, as my risk of breast cancer is higher than my risk of ovarian cancer, and the surgery is more complex,” Jolie wrote.