How the BRCA gene mutation increases the risk of cancer

March 25, 2015

After already having a double mastectomy, Angelina Jolie-Pitt decided to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes upon discovering she carries the BRCA gene mutation.

Anupama Acheson, M.D., an oncologist at Providence Cancer Center, explains the BRCA gene mutation and how it increases the risk of cancer. She also discusses how many women are affected and who should be tested.

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