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Doctors Say Not All Women with Jolie Condition Need Preventive Mastectomiesi
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May 16, 2013 12:00 AM
Actress and U.N. goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie is in the spotlight for her decision to undergo a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer, even though she is cancer free. The actress announced her decision, and her surgery, in an article she wrote for The New York Times. VOA's Carol Pearson looks at Jolie's decision -- which was based on a genetic test she had -- and other options available to women facing a breast cancer risk.

Doctors Say Not All Women with Jolie Condition Need Preventive Mastectomies

Published May 15, 2013

Actress and U.N. goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie is in the spotlight for her decision to undergo a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer, even though she is cancer free. The actress announced her decision, and her surgery, in an article she wrote for The New York Times. VOA's Carol Pearson looks at Jolie's decision -- which was based on a genetic test she had -- and other options available to women facing a breast cancer risk.


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