After undergoing the double mastectomy she wrote about in Monday's New York Times op-ed piece, Angelina Jolie still faces a heightened risk for developing ovarian cancer due to the "faulty" BRCA1 gene she carries. And the risk remains high -- at 50 percent, according to her doctors.
In order to lessen the risk, People reports that Jolie's next surgery will involve the removal of her ovaries, a procedure medical professionals recommend before age 40 for those who carry the faulty gene. It could bring about premature menopause, but for women who are finished bearing children, the greater concern is lowering the risk of cancer.
"She is doing well" in the wake of last month's reconstructive breast surgery, a source tells the magazine.
During her treatments, the 37-year-old actress and her partner, Brad Pitt, reportedly ensured that "life was normal" for their six children, giving family gifts on Valentine's Day and hunting for eggs on Easter.