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You may think that after hearing the news this week about Angelina Jolie that you know everything you need to know about preemptive surgery when it comes to breast cancer and other cancers.
-- -- had a double mastectomy after undergoing the procedure because she learned she had a cancer gene called -- And it's -- to raise a risk of breast and ovarian cancers.
In women who have first degree relatives who have had cancer doctor -- we want to ask you because.
It's not just if a family member had breast cancer in her case her mother had ovarian.
Exactly what cancer is identify whether or not first need to have the test.
And whether you need to go through this what some people would consider radical procedure double mastectomy.
Jerry great question and I wanna start web.
Getting some big correctly that the media has been getting wrong -- which has brought good -- to BRC -- one into our normal.
We all have them -- what they do is they suppress our tumors from ever put ourselves from ever growing like haywire.
In other words when you when this -- is working properly yourselves don't grow out of control but when you have a mutation in the gene you can get a cancer that's the first thing.
Never I've -- also saying -- she said it it into it Majoli six yen and 87% risk.
How could be 87% when if you look this up.
You'll find out that the risk for Brock -- one.
And which is five times the risk of normal women which is 12% well the answer is everyone's different -- another point -- and I always make it on the show.
You said the family history that contribute so in addition to having this -- She also has a family history of a mother with -- ovarian cancer which increases -- risk.
But everybody has a family member could be a mother well -- -- but he's had some sort of cancer.
I mean Greg a lot of people -- a great point how close affair remember what age did they did get the cancer what kind of cancer that they have.
Now the other -- I really -- -- busters I don't want people out there are getting this test because they're watching this program.
You know how many people are rushing to emergency rooms call on their dog out and I want one like this crazy I want this -- you know why.
Because they don't -- the -- the following fact.
That only 100.
Women actually have the bronco warmer too and since it's something genetically called auto some -- dominant meaning it's going to penetrate.
I'm going to see it in the family member it's not in isolation you probably wouldn't know -- your doctor sees that someone in your family got cancer early we -- -- -- -- tough position should tell you who should have a.
Let us ducks get coming here and you told me something shocking during the break it's not justify female member of your family has cancer that you may need to be -- for this.
It could be a male member and not just breast cancer -- are -- there yes -- -- -- one is basically.
Part of the chromosome seventeen.
He'd -- deals with the DNA repair so if you fix it on your healthy.
Once that goes in you have a mutation now can do its job to cells are gonna start to grow.
Bear call one is responsible for not only breast cancer -- ovarian cancer and guess what prostate cancer as well so you want to be very careful with us.
What we know about this it and then who should be testing this if you have it first generation family.
Sister mother I had to have breast cancer they have ovarian cancer.
You're at high risk if you test positive for this which is only about 5% of all breast chances out there.
You should act now there are there options also which is a watchful waiting and you would get MRIs -- mammograms every year.
But I think she did a good job because you know her mom had over -- -- just front of her -- Has stage four breast cancer this is important.
What she said was you know this is her statement I can tell my children.
That they don't do not need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer this is a very powerful statement from some -- that's coming as a celebrity.
He empowering women out there -- breast cancer that you don't need to be scared but she's looking at their risk and benefit.
And the wrist -- occasion is -- what I do every day with cancer patients.
Good doctor has to -- with you for example Ashton -- Jews.
Younger than 45 through town -- his Cyril breast cancer are at higher risk they need to be tested and they need to be more aggressive bottom line are her kids at risk even though she had this procedure.
They have to be tested they have been tested they are at risk in that they could have this I -- make one final point here.
You know David and I talk about the PSA all the time and I was thinking last night as I prepare for this.
What a great test them in the American neurological association is David has been saying is coming out against this.
What a great test to have something that helps us follow an organ -- the body that you can't otherwise find anything -- ovaries we don't have -- And that's why Angelina Jolie is now considering having her ovaries out we can't screen the ovaries the way we can the -- Quickly preventative surgery preemptive surgery having the ovaries out in this scenario is called for -- protocol it's very.
It's prudent to consider because the risk is 50% it'll cut it down -- below 5% plus it's up to the individual but it's wise before going to break real quickly we're talking about women and breast cancer but men are also susceptible to breast cancer.
In other Richard yes and it's also very malignant and his -- a dangerous.
But this is a little different and I think that -- in this particular case just going back to the ovarian cancer.
Big consequences are different than just getting you know new poll.
-- mastectomies or being -- now you're dealing with -- -- his chance of menopausal osteoporosis cardiovascular of -- complicated -- -- her particular case with -- high risk of 87% to address that -- you -- support -- cancer she -- I'm sure will proceed due to the -- -- -- -- very courageous thing for Angelina -- to do.
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