Angelina Jolie says she'll have another surgery to lessen the chance she'll get cancer.

Last May, the actress had a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery after discovering she had an 87 percent chance of getting cancer as a result of having the BRCA1 gene, according to Entertainment Weekly.

"There's still another surgery to have, which I haven't yet. I'll get advice from all these wonderful people who I've been talking to, to get through that next stage," she told the magazine.

"I was very fortunate to have great doctors and very, very fortunate to have a good recovery and have a project like 'Unbroken' to have something to be really focused on, to be getting healthy for, and to be able to just get right back to work," she said, referring to the movie she is directing.

In this Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 file photo, actress Angelina Jolie poses for a portrait to promote her directorial debut of the film "In the Land of
In this Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 file photo, actress Angelina Jolie poses for a portrait to promote her directorial debut of the film "In the Land of Blood and Honey" in New York. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File)

"I was very, very moved by all the support and kindness from so many people."

The 38-year-old mother of six lost her own mother to ovarian cancer and her aunt to breast cancer. She went public with her experience in a New York Times Op-Ed.

"Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could," she wrote. "I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy. I started with the breasts, as my risk of breast cancer is higher than my risk of ovarian cancer, and the surgery is more complex."

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