Angelina Jolie had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed last week as a preventative measure. Jolie candidly describes her decision to undergo the surgery in an op-ed for The New York Times.
Jolie underwent a double mastectomy two years earlier; another preventative operation. At the time, she promised to be open about anything that may be helpful to other women dealing with similar issues.
“I know my children will never have to say, ‘Mom died of ovarian cancer,'” Jolie writes. A brave and valuable piece by Ms. Jolie, our greatest national treasure.