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FAME FILES: Angelina Jolie Will Have Ovaries Removed to Lower Chances of Cancer

Film star Angelina Jolie will have her ovaries removed to help lower her odds for ovarian cancer, Peoplemagazine reported Wednesday.

The news comes just a day after Jolie, 37, revealed in an article published on the editorial page of The New York Times that she had undergone a double mastectomy. Jolie wrote that she made the decision after learning she carried a gene, called BRCA1, that is linked to a significantly higher risk for both breast and ovarian cancers.

Now, Jolie "is also planning to undergo surgery to remove her ovaries," an operation known as oophorectomy, according to People.

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http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2013/05/15/angelina-jolie-will-have-ovaries-removed-to-lower-chances-of-cancer-report

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