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Decoding Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy and BRCA genes
Angelina Jolie’s revelation that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy may seem like a shocking move to some. But for many women who have dangerous hereditary risks coded into their genes, this kind of surgery before cancer strikes serves as a viable alternative that's been growing in popularity over the last few decades, doctors say.
By Amina Khan
May 14, 2013