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We know that when a woman finds out she has an inherited gene mutation, such as BRCA1 or 2, she can significantly reduce her risk of breast cancer if she undergoes a preventative mastectomy.
Many of us are familiar with the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that, when mutated, are linked to an increased risk of breast cancer in women. But less often discussed is how BRCA gene mutations (and other, less-commonly known gene mutations) can affect men.
BCRF grantee Dr. Susan Domchek spoke to us about a new study she co-authored on genetic testing for breast cancer in the “New England Journal of Medicine.” Dr. Domchek explains:
After actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie Pitt revealed she underwent two preventive surgeries to remove her ovaries, fallopian tubes, and both breasts because she carries a B
On Tuesday, March 24, actress Angelina Jolie Pitt penned an op-ed in The New York Times revealing she had preventative surgery to remove her fallopian tubes and ov