Angelina Jolie took to Instagram on May 8 to share a childhood photo with her mother, who passed away due to breast and ovarian cancer.
The Wanted actress talked about her mother's struggles with breast and ovarian cancer before her death.
She disclosed about her preventive surgeries and continues to have checkups as she nears the age when her mother was diagnosed.
She extended her condolences to all those who have lost their loved ones and strength to those fighting cancer at present.
Jolie urged her female fans to go for mammograms and blood tests or ultrasounds, especially if they have a family history of cancer.
Jolie also shared her experience with ovarian cancer and how it led her to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes.
Jolie talked about the physical and emotional scars of battling cancer and how scars remind us of what we have overcome.