Honest movie stars: Angelina Jolie talks about her double mastectomy
Angelina Jolie caused a stir within both the media and her fans when she recently revealed that she had a double mastectomy. In an open letter, the actress explained her choice saying: "My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman."
Angelina added: "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."
The actress has since said she's 'overwhelmed' by the support from her fans.