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Angelina Jolie surgery 'dramatically' lowers cancer risk: experts

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File photo of Angelina Jolie at the 62nd Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin. Photo - AFP
It is a hard personal choice, but removing healthy fallopian tubes and ovaries effectively slashes the cancer odds for women like Angelina Jolie who carry a risk-boosting gene mutation, experts said

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