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 Angelina Jolie at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, California on Sunday, February 26, 2012 for the 84th Annual Academy Awards ceremony.

Angelina Jolie at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, California on Sunday, February 26, 2012 for the 84th Annual Academy Awards ceremony.

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Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy

Announced preventative surgery in New York Times Op-Ed

Actress Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times op-ed article on Tuesday that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.