Huffington Post - "Preventive Mastectomy: Benefits and Risks"

Angelina Jolie opened up about her decision to have a preventive double mastectomy after learning she had the so-called "breast cancer gene."

New York, NY
 – May 17, 2013  –– 

Joining a panel discussing Angelina Jolie's decision to have a preventative double mastectomy, Mount Sinai's Dr. David Fishman says that anyone can inherit genes which put them at increased risk for various cancers, not just breast and ovarian susceptibility. He explains how BRCA1 and 2 increase risk, to a higher or lower degree, depending on the specific mutation

- Dr. David Fishman, Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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