May 14, 2013 - 10:01 am
Kudos to Angela Jolie for going public about her BRCA status and the difficult decisions to be made around it. As a BRCA 2 survivor of both Ovarian and Breast cancer, I only wish I had known about genetic testing after my mother died of BCA in 1996. This gene mutation has been around since the early 1990's but never a word was said to me until after my OVCA dx that genetic testing was recommended. Hopefully Jolie's star power will help awareness of the BRCA gene mutation and help many others to avoid these devastating diagnoses.