I Have Learned a Lot from My Struggle: Angelina Jolie

by Shirley Johanna on  April 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM Celebrity Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Angelina Jolie revealed that she truly believes the old saying, 'What does not kill you makes you stronger'.

Jolie underwent a preventive surgery to remove her breasts, ovaries and fallopian tubes to reduce her risk of cancer because she carries the BRCA1 gene.
I Have Learned a Lot from My Struggle: Angelina Jolie
I Have Learned a Lot from My Struggle: Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie, said, "I do believe in the old saying, 'What does not kill you makes you stronger'. Our experiences, good and bad, make us who we are. By overcoming difficulties, we gain strength and maturity."

The actress underwent a laparoscopic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed after a test showed that she could be in early stages of ovarian cancer.

Jolie said, "There was a small benign tumor on one ovary, but no signs of cancer in any of the tissues."

Two years ago, the actress underwent a double mastectomy after discovering she carried a gene which meant she had an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer.

Jolie lost her mother, aunt and grandmother to cancer, and considering her family history and genetic background, her decision to undergo a cancer preventive surgery is a way of taking back her life.





Source: Medindia

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Constipation Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Irritable Bowel Syndrome Edible Flowers for Health 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive