Angelina Jolie has revealed in the New York Times, which underwent a double preventive mastectomy. In its platform, has been titled “My medical options”, transcribes her situation before the operation and the difficult decision she had to take to minimize the risk of breast cancer.

Angelina Jolie dans le film Salt © Salt

Angelina Jolie in the movie Salt © Salt

In fact, the wife of Brad Pitt reveals that has a complicated genetic carry. Her mother died at age 56 of breast cancer, and she knew it would acquire that kind of risk for developing cancer or ovarian cancer. Before the operation, the first risk was estimated at 87%, and the second at 50%, due to owning a defective gene. A very high figure, against which she was decided to take the initiative.

Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could. I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy. 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.

On April 27, the actress of 37 years has completed three months of medical training required for the procedure. She has used breast reconstruction, and the risk of developing breast cancer is not increased to over 5%. A relief for this woman engaged in humanitarian, and six children, vis-à-vis, he feared playing the familiar pattern:

I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer