Angelina Jolie Reveals Having Double Mastectomy
The actress had a double mastectomy last year.

Angelina Jolie has revealed she intends to have further surgery to prevent herself developing cancer.

The star had a double mastectomy last year after tests revealed she carries the BRCA1 gene, which increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly she said: "There's still another surgery to have, which I haven't yet. I'll get advice from all these wonderful people who I've been talking to, to get through that next stage."

The 38-year-old star is expected to have a hysterectomy and an oophorectomy, involving the removal of the ovaries are removed to counter the risk of developing ovarian cancer.

The Maleficent actress said she was overwhelmed by the support she received from the public following the news of her surgery.

"I was very, very moved by all the support and kindness from so many people. Wherever I go, usually I run into women and we talk about health issues, women's issues, breast cancer, ovarian cancer. I've talked to men about their daughters' and wives' health.

"It makes me feel closer to other people who deal with the same things and have either lost their parents or are considering surgeries or wondering about their children," she added.

The actress's mother Marcheline Bertrand died from ovarian cancer in 2007 while her aunt died of breast cancer aged 65.

In view of her family history, Jolie was prompted to undertake a genetic test which revealed she had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer and 50% risk of ovarian cancer.

Jolie has six children with husband Brad pitt.