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Things To Consider Prior To Genetic Testing

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Things To Consider Prior To Genetic Testing

Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie recently received a positive test result for the BRCA1 gene mutation. This meant that she had a chance of developing breast cancer that was almost 90 percent. As a result of this test, she decided to have a double mastectomy performed. Having such a high profile celebrity involved in a situation…

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Fighting Breast Cancer: Is Double Mastectomy Right For You?

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Fighting Breast Cancer: Is Double Mastectomy Right For You?

Breast cancer will strike about 300,000 women in 2013, according to the key statistics provided by Cancer.org. Of these, nearly 233,000 will be the invasive form of breast cancer, and the remaining will be the in-situ or CIS form. This is not technically cancer; it is a precancerous change in cells within a duct or…

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