Angelina Jolie Pitt's Op-ed This Week Sparks Wider Discussion on Hereditary Cancer

colon-cancer-lynch-syndrome-tweet-chat Following Angelina Jolie Pitt's disclosure earlier this week that she recently underwent a prophylactic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, we held an impromptu Tweet chat to discuss hereditary cancer and risk management. The BRCA community has certainly been lucky to have an advocate with a celebrity voice helping to spread awareness by sharing her personal story. But it's just that – a personal story. Each member of a family with a genetic predisposition to cancer has their own take on the issue.

Our hope with this chat was to open the floor to as many of these voices as possible, because sharing stories saves lives. Here are some of the different experiences we heard about in Tuesday's discussion.

Genetic counseling:

Thoughts on Angelina Jolie's Op-ed piece:



Mastectomy,Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy

More resources:

Final thoughts:

Read the full transcript here or search #Hcchat on Twitter. Have a story you didn't get to share? Please post in the comments below.

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