Two years ago, actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie Pitt wrote a heartfelt piece about her decision to have a preventative double mastectomy.
Jolie Pitt bravely told an emotional story about her "estimated 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer" because she carries the BRCA1 gene mutation. She lost her mother, grandmother, and aunt to cancer.
"It is not easy to make these decisions," she wrote. "But it is possible to take control and tackle head-on any health issue."
Ever since her surgery two years ago, she'd been seriously considering the second preventative procedure, but she was pushed into action when medical tests revealed potential signs of ovarian cancer.
She relived the nerve-racking ordeal: