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Angelina Jolie has revealed some shocking news -- in a New York Times Op-Ed piece.
The Oscar-winning actress, whose been named the "most beautiful" and "sexiest woman" by numerous publications over her career, writes that she had a double mastectomy after her doctors estimated she had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer.
Angelina writes, "Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could. I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy."
In the nearly 1,000-word piece, Angelina adds, "I am writing about it now because I hope that other women can benefit from my experience." She also notes that she's "fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive."
Angelina's mother died of cancer at age 56 after fighting the disease for nearly a decade.
Source: The New York Times