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Stunning surprise this week actress Angelina Jolie announcing to the world -- she underwent.
A double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRC a gene that's a gene.
It increases the risk of getting breast cancer by 87%.
Our next guest has also been faced with having to make this life saving decision here to share her story is the president and executive director of ignoring Fraser foundation.
The -- McBride entering Frazer is the wife of Fox News Channel producer woody Fraser Michel great to see this morning.
Hi good to see you thank you up.
Tell us about being de discovering the -- had these so called bracket -- and how hard the decision of a double mastectomy was for you.
-- is an extremely -- decision.
You know when I first found out that I had the bracket -- and that the first thing I did is.
Try to figure out well.
What what are my options what can I do and surgery is not the only option in fact I waited to have surgery because they still wanted to have another child.
So I say began an increase.
Level of screening when you're at an increase -- You can have -- MRI and sometimes an ultrasound of the ovaries.
On top of your annual mammograms that you would be getting.
And so I started with that as a way to how to detect cancer early -- I develop a home.
But I spent a lot of time researching my options I met with medical senators and teams across the country you know.
And to act you know researched that line and spoke to a number of women before me who had done it before -- made my decision to -- You have a double -- Michelle is interesting to hear that because I didn't know that you really didn't have many options once your diagnosed in the bracket -- is detected.
For instance Angelina Jolie's mother died of I believe ovarian cancer which is 56 years old she was diagnosed at 46.
Why didn't Angelina Jolie you think wait another few years several years she did it at 37 years old it's interesting to know that she had other options she could've just been monitored for awhile.
So that's a good question of course I don't know Angelina personally so I can't tell you what exactly went through her mind that I -- tell you that.
Doctors say in terms of your own cancer risk -- I'm sacked when you come from a family of cancer patients you can expected to develop cancer ten years prior to when your.
You know your mother had had it so Angelina was probably looking at it that way if my man was diagnosed with cancer at 46.
I keep getting it around now well.
That's is so that's I didn't know that that's a great point we just want to say that you -- story.
Had obviously a happy ending and a good resolution for you after you had the double mastectomy you knew that your decision was the -- -- Yeah he's struggling you struggle -- That it's not an easy decision.
And even I immediately after I had a mastectomy I doubted whether I did the right thing.
Because it's scary it's awful and it's -- -- -- -- Afterwards after meeting with my doctor I learned that the pathology came back -- my breast tissue and that in fact I had had cancer.
That had gone undetected in my last -- incredible and the surgery got -- -- hot wasn't.
-- -- -- -- What a -- resolution and closure for you on the -- right thanks so much for sharing your personal story we really appreciate the bravery -- -- women like Angelina -- who come forward to do that thank you.
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