Hollywood star Angelina Jolie is facing one more operation as she continues to recover from a double mastectomy.
The actress and director shocked the world by revealing in a New York Times article published last May that she'd undergone the preventative cancer surgery.
Jolie also underwent reconstructive surgery and now reveals her health battle is not yet over.
"There's still another surgery to have, which I haven't (had) yet," she told Entertainment Weekly.
The superstar says she's been overwhelmed by the support and personal stories fans have shared with her in response to her headline-grabbing surgery.
"Wherever I go, usually I run into women and we talk about health issues, women's issues, breast cancer, ovarian cancer. I've talked to men about their daughters' and wives' health.
"It makes me feel closer to other people who deal with the same things and have either lost their parents or are considering surgeries or wondering about their children. I was very, very moved by all the support and kindness from so many people."
The Oscar winner is planning to turn to the same people to seek advice and tips on how to handle the next step in her recovery.
Jolie, who has not shared details of the looming operation, says, "I'll get advice from all these wonderful people who I've been talking to, to get through that next stage."
The 38-year-old, who raises six children with her fiance Brad Pitt, is about to grace the big screen as villain Maleficent, in the movie of the same name.
The film hits cinemas form May, with star turns from Elle Fanning and Juno Temple.
- Maleficient will be released in Australia on May 29.