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%.