Angelina Jolie speaks to an open heart: “that’s why I did the radical mastectomy”



26.10.19 – 08:00

The actress has wanted to increase his chances to grow and become adults his children

LOS ANGELES – Angelina Jolie has undergone a radical mastectomy in 2013 to increase its ability to grow and become adults his children. The actress, who together with ex-husband Brad Pitt’s children Maddox, 18 years old, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and twins of 11 years old Knox and Vivienne, has decided to undergo the invasive surgery after losing his mother in 2007 due to cancer of the breast and ovaries, and then also his aunt to the same disease in 2013, the year he made the difficult decision.

Now, Angelina, in 2015, it is then made to also remove the ovaries and Fallopian tubes after a false alarm related to a cancer, explained she had gone under the needle because he wanted to be sure to see and raise his children without the fear of developing cancer. In an article published in the magazine ‘Time’ has made it known: “I made a choice to increase my odds of being able to see my children become adults and the ones to be able to know my grandchildren. My hope is that they can live as long as possible and that I can be there for them.”

The Jolie, the 44-year-old before making a choice so radical that he was subjected to a genetic test had revealed a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which predisposed to a greater chance of developing breast cancer. “Now I’m ten years that I lost my mother. She has known only some of his grandchildren, and was often too sick to be able to play with them. Now for me it is hard to think that what happens to me in life is the result of a divine choice because I think of how the lives of my children would have benefited her and how his love and his protection would have done well. My mother fought against cancer for a decade, and is arrived to the age of 50. My grandmother died in her forties. I hope that my choices allow me to live a little bit longer of them,” he concluded.

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