Angelina Jolie's New York Time piece, in which she revealed she's recently undergone surgery to remove her ovaries following the removal of her breasts, inspired Kelly Osbourne to come forward and publicly announce that she, too, carries the cancer-causing BRCA1 gene.
I am driving down the familiar stretch of I-40 that leads from Lineberger Cancer Center to home when my mom asks me to pull over the car so she can vomit.
Celebs really do matter, I guess: Researchers say that after Angelina Jolie's very public decision to have a double mastectomy in light of her BRCA1 test results, dramatically more British women pursued genetic testing.
Considering the New York Times' general hesitancy to publish anything remotely scandalous (curse words, nudity), it made sense that people were surprised they chose to display a woman with a tattoo of the Star of David, a lumpectomy scar and a smidge of her areola. But now the photographer and photo editors involved…
There's comforting news today for women whose relatives have the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations: Despite the findings of a 2007 study, if you don't have the mutation, your risk of developing breast cancer isn't much higher than any other woman's.
The first child known to be screened as an embryo for the BRCA-1 gene, which often causes breast and ovarian cancer, was born in Britain this week, raising new ethical questions about genetic screening.