Right for the Test

Actress Angelina Jolie wrote an op-ed in the New York Times in 2013 explaining her decision to undergo a preventive double mastectomy after learning that she carried a BRCA1 gene mutation.

This revelation, Canadian researchers reported at American Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Cancer Symposium, not only spurred more women to seek genetic counseling, but mostly drove women at high risk of the disease to pursue testing.

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