Angelina Jolie's next brave decision: Having her ovaries removed

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LOS ANGELES - Just one day after announcing that she had undergone a double mastectomy, actress Angelina Jolie is planning to have her ovaries removed as well, according to "People" magazine.

The 37-year-old actress blames a faulty BRCA-1 gene on her decision to have preventative surgeries. She says she had no complications from her February surgery to remove both breasts.

Having the gene not only puts women at an increased risk of breast cancer, but ovarian cancer as well. There's no word yet when she'll undergo this procedure.

Jolie's mother died of breast cancer several years ago at the age of 56.

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