I read Angelina Jolie’s story today about her decision to undergo a preventative mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene mutation. I was near tears as I read; this very public woman had to face the same decision I was struggling with in private. I was very inspired by her willingness to share her story, especially given all the controversy it was likely to create in the already heated debate over preventative surgeries such as this. Once you receive news that you are at a significantly increased risk of cancer, what do you do with this information? That is the question I am currently working through myself. Read more »

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