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Angelina Jolie to go under the knife again post double mastectomy

PTI  Washington, March 08, 2014
First Published: 14:59 IST(8/3/2014) | Last Updated: 15:10 IST(8/3/2014)

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie,who underwent double mastectomy last year says she is yet to get another surgery.

The 38-year-old actress had announced the news of her double mastectomy in May last year, reported Ace Showbiz.
"There's still another surgery to have, which I haven't yet. 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 said.

"Wherever I go, usually I run into women and we talk about health issues, women's issues, breast cancer, ovarian cancer. I've talked to men about their daughters' and wives' health. It makes me feel closer to other people who deal with the same things and have either lost their parents or are considering surgeries or wondering about their children," she added.

She opted for the surgery after testing positive for a faulty gene that can lead to cancer, a disease that killed her mother Marcheline Bertrand. Jolie, who raises Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Vivienne and Knox with fiance Brad Pitt, opted to go public with her decision in a bid to raise more awareness about the disease.

"I'm great! I was very, very moved by all the support and kindness from so many people," she said.

The actress says her family, especially her children help her see the funny side of life. "Outside my home I can be somewhat serious," Jolie said. "We laugh and we play, and I'm light again, and I'm a kid again, and I'm loving and soft again because they've brought that back in my life," she added.

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