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Barbara Walters: I Relate to Angelina Jolie Because I Had My Ovaries Removed

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Barbara Walters says she relates to Angelina Jolies double mastectomy because she also took a preventive measure against cancer and had her ovaries removed.

The newswoman, who recently announced her retirement, revealed on Tuesday’s “The View,” “My sister passed away from ovarian cancer and I had my ovaries removed. It’s not like having the breasts because people don’t see it. But it’s a decision you have to make — it’s preventative.”

Walters offered, “What I think with Angelina… she’s such a sex symbol and we associate sex with breasts so often. And the fact that she did this and has retained her beauty and her sexuality.”

“I think it was brave of her, she did it for her own health, but it was so brave to write about it. A women’s sexuality is not tied up with her breasts,” added the anchor.

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