I can tell my children they won`t lose me to breast cancer, says Angelina Jolie

Updated: May 19, 2013, 16:14 PM IST

Washington: Angelina Jolie, who underwent a double mastectomy operation recently, has admitted that she is very happy with her decision as she can now tell her children that they don`t need to fear about losing her mother because of breast cancer.

She said that the operation reduced her chances of developing breast cancer from 87 percent "to under 5 percent."

Brat Pitt, whom Jolie praised for being with her for every minute of the surgeries, said that her choice was `absolutely heroic` and added that all he wants for her is a long and healthy life, with him and their children, People Magazine reported.

He added that this is a happy day for their family.

Pitt`s mother also praised her decision and said that they are all proud of the actress.

She further said that this means a lot to their family, especially for her grand children.