Angelina Jolie: Double Credit as a Role Model After Double Operations

March 31, 2015 1:46 AM

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With the recognition that 5 to 10 percent of cancers are due to inherited mutations, it is especially important that people work with their physicians to identify their cancer risk and, when appropriate, do gene testing to see if they have a mutation. Once any mutation is identified, the person who has the mutation can get advice on preventing the cancers associated with the mutation and can also start a program of screening, so that any cancers can be discovered at the earliest and most curable stages with the least amount of treatment.

Angelina Jolie is now my new hero and role model for gene testing and taking the necessary steps to control cancer risks. Here is why.

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