Video Blog: Angelina Jolie Breast Cancer (BRCA) Gene Test
Are you at risk of developing breast cancer? Learn if you should take the Breast Cancer (BRCA) Gene test.
On May 14, 2013, the world woke to the shocking news that Angelina Jolie, a young actress and humanitarian graced with exceptional beauty and fame, and a mother of six, had undergone a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction. A blood test revealed that she had the BRCA1 gene mutation. Her doctors told her that her risk of developing breast cancer was 87 percent. Angelina said that the reason she decided to let the public know about her health situation was to raise awareness about this genetic condition and to help other women not to be afraid to take action. Surgery may have been the best course of action for Ms. Jolie, but it may not be for many other women with the BRCA gene mutations.
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