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Angelina Inspires With Honest Op-Ed

In May, Angelina Jolie announced she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she was at high risk for breast and ovarian cancers. In an op-ed for The New York Times, Angelina revealed she made the decision for her family. Angelina opened up about her own mother's death from ovarian cancer at age 56 and how she talks to her kids about their grandmother, saying, "They have asked if the same could happen to me. I have always told them not to worry, but the truth is I carry a 'faulty' gene, BRCA1, which sharply increases my risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer." Her announcement sparked a conversation about women's health.

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