"I've been very happy just to see the discussion about women's health expanded, that means the world to me," Jolie said. "After losing my mum to these issues, I'm very grateful for it and I've been very moved by the kind of support from people," she added.
However, it was Brad Pitt's mother Jane Pitt, who saved the actress' life by convincing her to take the test to find out that she carried the cancer gene that gave her an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer.
"Basically, Brad's mom helped save Angie's life. When Angie told Jane that she was considering having genetic testing, Jane said to do whatever she thought was best for the children's sake," an insider told femalefirst.co.uk. "That was all Angie had to hear. She made a decision right then and there to have it done!," the insider added. (IANS)