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

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

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…

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Is Salpingectomy ‘The Answer’ for BRCA Carriers?

It is well-known that women who carry a mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2 are at high risk to develop both breast (50-85% lifetime risk) and ovarian (15-60% lifetime risk) cancer. Because the screening options for ovarian cancer (transvaginal ultrasound, the blood test CA-125 and physical exam), are not effective at finding ovarian cancers at earlier,…

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