Live chat: Angelina Jolie, BRCA genes & preventative mastectomies
FILE - This Feb. 26, 2012 file photo shows actress Angelina Jolie at the 84th Academy Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer. The Oscar-winning actress and partner to Brad Pitt made the announcement in an op-ed she authored for Tuesday's New York Times under the headline, "My Medical Choice." She writes that between early February and late April she completed three months of surgical procedures to remove both breasts. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)
Like Angelina Jolie, journalist Lizzie Stark chose to have a preventative double mastectomy due to the presence of the BRCA gene. The author of the forthcoming book, "Pandora's DNA: How the Breast Cancer Gene Changed Everything," will be talking about gene testing, her experience and will be answering your questions. Join us Thursday, May 16, at noon.
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