As you’ll well remember, Angelina Jolie underwent a voluntary double mastectomy last year after discovering that she would most likely be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her life. No doubt it was a difficult choice to make, but a brave one, and she’s bounced back well following the procedure. While she initially decided not to publicly discuss the situation beyond her initial statement, she recently revealed that she’s due to return for another procedure.
From Entertainment Weekly:
There’s still another surgery to have, which I haven’t yet [Jolie is also genetically at risk for ovarian cancer, which is what took her mother’s life at age 56]. I’ll, you know, I’ll get advice from all these wonderful people who I’ve been talking to, to get through that next stage.
Jolie also said she has no regrets about her decision to undergo the mastectomy:
I’m great! I’m very happy I made the decision. I was very fortunate to have great doctors and very, very fortunate to have a good recovery and have a project like Unbroken [the World War II survival story she is directing] to have something to be really focused on, to be getting healthy for, and to be able to just get right back to work.
Good for her. It’s great that she’s been able to be such a vocal spokesperson for such a common issue, and great that she’s recovering so well and has such a positive attitude about what must be a very difficult situation.