Dr Oz: Double Mastectomy Alternatives + Breast Cancer Angelina Effect

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Dr Oz: Angelina Jolie

Doctor Oz talked about the meteoric rise in genetic testing for the genes BRCA-1 and BRCA-2, associated with Breast Cancer risk. Experts call this The Angelina Effect, crediting actress Angelina Jolie for her announcement of a Double Mastectomy in 2013.

Her emotional essay, published in the New York Times, revealed that she carries the BRCA-1 gene, which doctors estimated put her Breast Cancer risk at 87%. After the operation, her risk dropped to 5%.

Dr Oz: The Angelina Effect

Dr Oz: Double Mastectomy Alternatives + Breast Cancer Angelina Effect

Dr Oz talked with a breast cancer expert about the Angelina Effect, after actress Angelina Jolie spoke out about genetic testing and her Double Mastectomy. (Sylvie Bouchard / Shutterstock.com)

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