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Sad news: Debbie Martin, Angelina Jolie’s maternal aunt, died this Sunday after a nine-year battle with breast cancer. This comes less than two weeks after Angelina’s breast cancer story rocked the world and sparked widespread talks about the disease and its treatment options. Debbie was the younger sister of Angelina’s mother, who died of ovarian cancer in 2007. All three women carried the “faulty” BRCA1 gene that Angelina describes ... Read More
If Angelina’s double mastectomy has you thinking about your own cancer prevention options, here’s a heads up. What Jolie calls her “faulty gene,” BRCA1, is one of two genetic mutations that increase a woman’s chances of having breast and ovarian cancer. Not many people have these kinds of mutations, but for those who do, odds are they’ll develop the disease at some point in their lives. The good news – a biotech company ... Read More
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