In Her Own Words: Angelina Jolie on Recent Life-Saving Decision

A-list actress makes first public appearance after revealing double mastectomy surgery.
1:26 | 06/02/13

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evening, where angelina jolie is breaking her silence, after revealing a very personal choice cancer. Shoke about it today. Her husband, brad pitt, right beside her. And abc's jeffrey kofman is in london tonight. Reporter: For the world's most famous celebrity couple, it was a return to the spotlight in style. Angelina jolie, making her first public appearance since revealing to the world she has had a double-mastectomy. She is here in london with, brad pitt, to launch his new movie, "world war z." It's extraordinary. He's such a wonderful man. A wonderful father. And I'm very, very lucky. Reporter: The famous couple made headlines around the world when they chose to make a very private medical decision very public. Jolie announcing last month that she has decided to have a double-mastectomy, after learning she inherited a rare cancer gene that puts her at high risk for breast cancer. Both her mother and her aunt died of cancer. I'm very happy to see the discussion about women's health expanded. And that means the world to me. And after losing my mom to these issues, I'm very grateful for it. And I've been very moved by the kind support of people. Very grateful for it. She realizes that it's not available for everyone. And it should be. The testing and the surgery. Reporter: The couple said as difficult as the experience has been, it has brought them even closer together. Jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. Our thanks to jeffrey

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