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Jolie reveals she had double mastectomy

The 37-year-old actor says she had preventive surgery to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer.

Last Modified: 14 May 2013 22:44
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The actress and director Angelina Jolie has revealed she's had a double mastectomy.

She had the operation after finding out she carried a gene that made it highly likely that she would get breast cancer.

The Hollywood actor finished three months of surgical procedures to remove both breasts and get reconstructive surgery.

Al Jazeera's Tim Friend reports.

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