Kelly East, a genetics counselor at the institute, talks with local media about women knowing their family history of breast cancer. East talks about testing for gene mutations in connection to breast cancer after Angelina Jolie announced she underwent a double mastectomy.
HudsonAlpha genetic counselor discusses whether women should be tested for breast cancer gene mutati
HUNTSVILLE, AL — Actress Angelina Jolie underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. She learned this after a test showed that she was 87 percent likely to develop b…