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Understanding Angelina Jolie Pitt’s medical choices

Actress, filmmaker lauded for raising awareness and saving lives, but her actions also bring up questions

March 25, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Angelina Jolie Pitt's openness about her recent surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes is credited with raising awareness about genetic mutations that can drive cancer -- but also some questions. Fred Hutch experts offer answers and insight.

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Angelina Jolie Pitt reveals she had ovaries removed

The actress has the BRCA1 mutation, which puts her at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer

March 24, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie Pitt announced Tuesday that she's had her ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed, her latest surgery to combat her high cancer risk due to the BRCA1 genetic mutation.

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