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Thank you Brian breaking news out of Hollywood this morning actress Angelina -- revealing that she has had a double mastectomy.
After doctors found a gene that puts her and an 87% risk of developing cancer.
Is this a wake up call for all women.
And I'll just Mark Siegel Fox News medical 18 good morning -- doctor -- -- reversers carpet so she has the Graco one gene what is it.
Well first of all we all have the bracket -- all of us have their genes that prevent ourselves.
From growing craze -- She has a mutation in the -- -- -- means it's no longer working.
So that's why she's a big risk for breast cancer -- out that -- to suppress tumor growth you can get breast cancer.
She said in her op Ed today that she is an 87% risk of it before having had those mastectomies.
Generally speaking it's about 60% or five times the risk for someone that doesn't have that -- five times -- is a little more.
She has a family history of cancer already from -- -- So women watching right now and then for that matter because they can also have indication on bracket to absolute.
So what should they do right now she ever -- be tested.
I say no.
I want the people out there to know that it's less than a one and a hundred chance that you're carrying this and furthermore if you go to your doctor there may say what they think -- -- is.
If you have a family history of breast cancer at a young age you may -- -- get tested for this but the whole population just needs to know that there's a 12% risk of breast cancer.
Period in women -- all women have to be on the alert this is a test you want to get if you think you read it increased risk.
Now also her mother died of ovarian cancer.
We had Kara DioGuardi on the show earlier she had her -- taken out and she's gonna have her -- taken off should Angelina Jolie also get her ovaries take.
I can tell from her article that -- seriously considering that I think she decided to have the -- on first and now she'll consider that the problem with ovarian cancer.
Is it's very hard to screen for -- With -- breast she could've made the decision to use MRI scans repeatedly close surveillance.
But of course with the modern techniques and reconstruction this is a very.
Reasonable decision she made ovarian it's almost impossible to screen for this and so with a greater than 50% chance -- there it's like we shall consider doing those well.
Thank you so much for the insight into that and for helping a lot of people out there today -- -- -- it's expensive to get this -- but it's important -- thousand dollars -- insurance does not come usually -- Okay thank you doctor.
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