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Angelina Jolie returns to red carpet after mastectomy

Angelina Jolie made her first public appearance Sunday since announcing she’d undergone a preventive double mastectomy.

(Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures International)

The star walked a red carpet at the London premiere of “World War Z,” which her long-time partner Brad Pitt produced and stars in.

(Neil Hall / Reuters) (Neil Hall / Reuters)

It’s been three weeks since she announced in a New York Times op-ed that she underwent the double mastectomy after learning that she carries a gene mutation that puts her at high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer, which killed her mother. Her revelation galvanized the cancer-survivor community, which called it a major step in destigmatizing the disease and the treatment.

Jolie still has not given an interview about her surgery or health, but she spoke in general about it to reporters on Sunday, saying she felt great and was “very happy to see the discussion of women’s health expanded,” reports the Associated Press.

See more photos: AP: In first public appearance since mastectomy news, Jolie joins Pitt at ‘World War Z’ premiere

Earlier: Angelina Jolie reveals she had double mastectomy, 5/14/13

What Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy means to breast cancer advocates, 5/14/13

Angelina Jolie: Her last few months, what’s next, and more reaction, 5/15/13

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