Can a Double Mastectomy Really Prevent Cancer?
"Angelina Jolie: I had Double Mastectomy"
"Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone a preventive double mastectomy to reduce her risk of contracting breast cancer."
"My Medical Choice"
"MY MOTHER fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56."
"What's the gene that led to Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy?"
"Angelina Jolie's stunning announcement that she had a preventive double mastectomy raised both awareness and questions about the gene that led to her decision -- BRCA1."
"Why more women are choosing double mastectomies"
"Ten months ago, Vanessa Thiemann lay in bed unable to sleep."
"Jolie's cancer risk shared by others with genetic flaw"
"Angelina Jolie revealed that she had a double mastectomy. Her genetic profile and family history added up to a very high risk of breast cancer."
"BRCA gene test for breast cancer"
"The BRCA gene test is a blood test that uses DNA analysis to identify harmful changes (mutations) in either one of the two breast cancer susceptibility genes - BRCA1 and BRCA2."
"Not every woman should get the BRCA gene test, U.S. task force says"
"Certain mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes can increase a woman's chances of developing breast cancer or ovarian cancer dramatically."
"Explaining Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy: What it is, how it's done and why it helps prevent breast cancer"
"Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie announced on Tuesday that she had a preventive mastectomy after learning she had a gene that significantly raised her risk of breast cancer. Here's a crash course in the procedure Jolie had and why."