Angelina Jolie BRCA1
When Angelina Jolie wrote an op-ed in the New York Times last year about the mastectomy she underwent to lessen her chances
Angelina Jolie has just gone public with the news that she had a preventative double mastectomy. As a BRCA1 gene mutation carrier, she had an 87% higher risk of breast cancer. In January, I also found out that I have the BRCA1 gene mutation. But for me, the test came late, after I had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had already spread to my lymph nodes.