Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie is one of the biggest names on the face of the planet and, while we can sometimes tend to think of such superstars as being something more than human, the reality of it is that they are all just like the rest of us. It has been two years now, since Angelina had her double mastectomy but it has now been revealed how she has had a new scare.
It has been confirmed that Angelina Jolie has decided to have her ovaries removed, as well as her fallopian tubes, following an ovarian cancer scare. Angelina has now opened up about her decision to have the surgery, saying that she was determined to see her children grow up and have children of their own.
Jolie explained, "I went through what I imagine thousands of other women have felt. I told myself to stay calm, to be strong, and that I had no reason to think I wouldn’t live to see my children grow up and to meet my grandchildren. I called my husband in France, who was on a plane within hours. The beautiful thing about such moments in life is that there is so much clarity. You know what you live for and what matters. It is polarizing, and it is peaceful."
She added, "Last week, I had the procedure: a laparoscopic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. There was a small benign tumor on one ovary, but no signs of cancer in any of the tissues. It is not possible to remove all risk, and the fact is I remain prone to cancer. I will look for natural ways to strengthen my immune system. I feel feminine, and grounded in the choices I am making for myself and my family. I know my children will never have to say, 'Mom died of ovarian cancer.'"
Angelina Jolie has shown what a strong woman she truly is and she is certainly an inspiration to many other women around the world. We wish Angelina all the best for the future and look forward to her future movie projects.