13/03/2014 03:25 GMT | Updated 13/03/2014 03:59 GMT

Angelina Jolie Confirms She Is To Have Further Cancer-Preventing Surgery

Angelina Jolie has revealed she is to undergo further preventative surgery after being told she was at high risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Last year, the 38-year-old star had a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery after being told she had an 87% risk of breast cancer because she carried the “faulty” BRCA1 gene.

Now the mum-of-six - who lost her mum and aunt to breast cancer - has confirmed she still has another op to go.

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"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 told Entertainment Weekly.

"I was very fortunate to have great doctors and very, very fortunate to have a good recovery and have a project like Unbroken to have something to be really focused on, to be getting healthy for, and to be able to just get right back to work," she added.


"I was very, very moved by all the support and kindness from so many people."

The actress had previously detailed her experience in a New York Times feature titled 'My Medical Choice'.

“Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could,” she wrote. “I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy. I started with the breasts, as my risk of breast cancer is higher than my risk of ovarian cancer, and the surgery is more complex.”

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