Mastectomy

Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy announcement hit close to home
Movie star Angelina Jolie's announcement she underwent a double mastectomy is making headlines. Experts says it is not uncommon for people to undergo a preventive double mastectomy, especially if they carry the BRCA gene like Jolie. People who carry the BRCA gene have an increased risk of getting breast and ovarian cancer. Tue, 05/14/2013 - 10:06pm