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Angelina Jolie Pitt's Surgeries Will Reduce Cancer Risk, Doctors Say

In a New York Times op-ed Tuesday, Angelina Jolie Pitt revealed that she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed because of cancer fears. Doctors say that because of her family history, it will reduce her risk by almost 90 percent.

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Rob Stein is a correspondent and senior editor on NPR's science desk.