“I decided to be proactive and to minimise the risk as much I could,” she said after that procedure which she had after discovering she carried the BRCA-1 gene and was at high risk of developing breast cancer.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly the 38-year-old revealed more surgery would take place.

“There’s still another surgery to have, which I haven’t yet. I’ll get advice from all these wonderful people who I’ve been talking to, to get through that next stage,” she said.

The star’s doctors estimated she had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, because of genes she had inherited.

Jolie lost her mother Marcheline Bertrand in 2007 to ovarian cancer.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. It is the second leading cause of death in women after lung cancer. In 2013 there were about 39,620 deaths from breast cancer and the chance a woman would have breast cancer is on a 1 to 8 ratio.

On a brighter note, the chances of dying from breast cancer are as low as 1 to 36.

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