Preventative surgery to reduce cancer risk - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Preventative surgery to reduce cancer risk

Angelina Jolie takes more steps to prevent cancer. (Source: AP) Angelina Jolie takes more steps to prevent cancer. (Source: AP)

It's been proven that if a woman has a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer, she is at higher risk of developing the disease.

This has led Angelina Jolie to take one more step to reduce her risks of getting cancer.

In a recent New York Times article Jolie announced she had both her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed.

In 2013, she had a preventive double mastectomy performed.

The actress' her mother, grandmother and aunt all died from cancer.

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