Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer.
Over the past decade, the phrases ‘BRCA 1’ and ‘BRCA 2’ went mainstream as genetic testing to assess breast cancer risk became common. But, now, doctors are telling patients whose tests were negative to get retested.
Gene flaws that raise the risk of breast cancer are surprisingly common in black women with the disease, according to the first comprehensive testing in this racial group.
Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy may prompt more women to look into cancer prevention surgery, raising questions about what insurance companies cover in these situations.
Rene Syler, who co-anchored CBS News’ The Early Show from 2002 to 2006, joins KRLD to discuss her decision to have a mastectomy.
Angelina Jolie said that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning that she carried a gene that made it extremely likely that she would get breast cancer.
A study released Tuesday looked at 40 years of data and found a small, but steady, increase in the number of young women diagnosed with advanced breast cancer.
It’s shock enough to be diagnosed with cancer. But, a Grand Prairie man says he was terrified when doctors told him he had breast cancer.
Breast cancer survivors are finding yoga can help them relax and recover after treatment.