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Another cancer scare for Angelina Jolie leaves her with the decision to remove her ovaries

by , 25 March 2015

Just two years after undergoing a double mastectomy, actress Angelina Jolie made the decision to remove her ovaries.

Like her mother, who died just a short while ago from the complications of ovarian cancer, Ms Jolie carries the cancer gene BRCA1. It's the gene that which left her with an 87% chance of developing breast cancer and 50% chance of ovarian cancer.

And it's a strong gene that runs in her family. Not only her mother but her aunt and grandmother died from cancer too.

It's for this reason she decided to have both her breasts removed in 2013. And the reason she recently underwent surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes after another cancer scare.

The surgery has thrown the 39 year old into early menopause, but it might spare her life.

But she made the decision early enough to protect herself from the devastating effects of cancer.

And here's how you too can determine whether your health is at risk of ovarian cancer so you can stop in its tracks in the early stages.

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Recognise these early signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer
Sadly there aren’t any definitive screening processes for ovarian cancer. And experts say it’s up to you as the patient to pursue any abnormalities you may find you have.
If you suddenly start suffering fatigued quickly, changes in your bowel habits, swelling in your pelvic area, the feeling of fullness soon after you start eating, leg swelling and pain in your stomach, it may indicate you have ovarian cancer.
Sometimes, when a tumour is big enough, you’ll be able to recognise it with swelling of your stomach, constipation, bladder changes and pain.
The key thing here is to go to your doctor or gynae as soon as you discover something may be wrong.
Even if it turns out to be nothing, you’d rather know that leave it and allow a full-blown tumour to develop.
Listen to your body, just like Angelina Jolie, and take note of your risk factors. Cancer is treatable and preventable, and even more so when you recognise it early.
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  1. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11491187/Angelina-Jolie-has-ovaries-removed-after-cancer-scare.html
  2. http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/mar/24/angelina-jolie-ovaries-removed-cancer-scare
  3. http://www.medicinenet.com/ovarian_cancer/page5.htm#what_are_ovarian_cancer_symptoms_and_signs

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