"So I personally insist my patients have psychological counseling. They all have to undergo genetic testing and in fact there
"I feel very, very close -- much closer -- to other women, and women who are going through the same thing. Wherever I go
In addition, the survey revealed that people incorrectly believe that if they don't have a family history of breast cancer
With more people talking about "Angelina Jolie Surgery," it's hard to ignore the parallels to Tommy John. How wonderful it is that, due to marvelous advances in medicine, so many patients "get to have" these operations and remain strong, beautiful and productive for many years to come.
Before long the gene for breast cancer may be associated with lower odds of contracting the disease thanks to the steps women with the now-dangerous alleles take to mitigate their risk. In the not-so-distant future, BRCA1 mutations may predict mastectomies, not breast cancer.
The two-time Grammy winner, 52, said she suffered from the same gene mutation that Jolie claimed to have, but that she would
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Angelina provides an interesting look into how the famous can drive conversations about health. She is a celebrity of status, and her story is both dramatic and complicated.
The tour marks the couple's first outing since Jolie's surprising and moving op-ed piece in the New York Times on May 14
On May 14, Jolie announced that she had been diagnosed with a mutated BRCA1 gene predisposing her to cancer. She revealed