A year after Angelina Jolie went public about her double mastectomy, interest in genetic testing has increased. But a worrying trend is also shaping up: unnecessary breast-removal surgeries.
Many people don’t realize that Jewish men have the same chance as women of inheriting the BRCA gene mutation — or that male breast cancer poses a real threat.
The debate over Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy in order to reduce her chances of breast cancer from a ‘Jewish gene’ mutation just got feisty.
Angelina Jolie decided to undergo surgery because she carries a gene mutation linked to cancer. Does her choice reflect the pressure on all of us to be over-prepared for the worst?