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Even celebrities are mortal. They share our genes and, like us, cannot escape their inheritance.
We must pay over $3,000 to access some of the information in two of those genes, information that reveals our chance of dying of a terrible disease.
Women are facing tough decisions when they learn they have a gene which puts them at a higher risk of getting cancer.
Angelina Jolie courageously announced Tuesday that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy after genetic testing showed she had a high probability of developing breast and ovarian cancer, which she followed up with reconstructive surgery of her breasts.
Ginger Reaves, APRN at the Stormont-Vail Cancer Center in Topeka, explains BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 are gene mutations that are hereditary.
When Angelina Jolie revealed that she had chosen a double mastectomy to save her life, her announcement shocked the world.
Mother Ethel Ljubic and brother Donovan Ljubic with tattoos of the late Jason Ljubic .
KITCHEN HANDS: Valda Poletti and Ali Girling-Butcher, also a cook extraordinaire, are two of Taranaki's breast cancer survivors.
This week, Angelina Jolie announced she had undergone a double mastectomy to cut her risk of breast cancer.
In a randomized phase II trial, a tumor-based personalized cancer vaccine elicited an immune response and delayed the time to recurrence in patients with advanced-stage ovarian cancer by more than 1 year compared with patients who received standard of care.
Shortly after revealing that she had a preventative double mastectomy, actress Angelina Jolie said she will also have her ovaries removed.
Angelina Jolie's mother had breast cancer and died of ovarian cancer, and her maternal grandmother also had ovarian cancer - strong evidence of an inherited, genetic risk that led the actress to have both of her healthy breasts removed to try to avoid the same fate, her doctor said Wednesday.
The photo is not Julie Shrell's favorite. She has little hair on her head, and there's a bandage on her chest.
When one of Janie Olvera's nine sisters had preventative double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer, Olvera thought she was crazy.
Angelina Jolie 's news that she elected to have both breasts removed to reduce her chances of developing breast cancer has put a celebrity spotlight on a decision more women are facing.