More surgery for Angelina Jolie

Last updated 14:12 14/03/2014

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Angelina Jolie is set to have more surgery to reduce her risk of contracting cancer.

"There's still another surgery to have, which I haven't yet," the actress said, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

Jolie, who had a mastectomy last May, also has a 50 per cent genetic risk for ovarian cancer. This is the cancer that took her mother Marcheline's life at age 56.

"I'll, you know, I'll get advice from all these wonderful people who I've been talking to, to get through that next stage," said Jolie, 38, who is in Australia directing Unbroken, a World War II biopic.

She said she feels happy about her decision to undergo a mastectomy, about which she wrote an op-ed in The New York Times.

"I'm great," she told Entertainment Weekly. "I'm very happy I made the decision. I was very fortunate to have great doctors and very, very fortunate to have a good recovery and have a project like Unbroken to have something to be really focused on, to be getting healthy for, and to be able to just get right back to work."

She also said that the choice to write about her surgery, instead of keeping it a secret as it has bonded her with others who have faced or are facing a similar genetic predisposition.

"I feel very, very close - much closer - to other women, and women who are going through the same thing," she said. "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 ...

"The reason that I wrote it was to try to communicate and help and connect with other women and other families going through the same thing. And … I was very, very moved by all the support and kindness from so many people."

Jolie is engaged to Brad Pitt. The couple have six children – three adopted and three biological.

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