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Before Angelina Jolie: Karen Malkin Lazarovitz’s BRCA Journey (Part 1)

Before Angelina Jolie: Karen Malkin Lazarovitz’s BRCA Journey (Part 1)

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer | 0 comments

In 2013, Angelina Jolie described her experience of being diagnosed with one of the BRCA mutations in her New York Times OpEd and prophylactic surgeries. But, five years before AJ’s “coming out,” Karen Malkin Lazarovitz @karenBRCAMTL learned she had one of the BRCA mutations. BRCA1 & BRCA2 Genes There are genes in our cells that...

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Why Knowing If Your Cousin Had Cancer Could Save Your Life: Genetics

Why Knowing If Your Cousin Had Cancer Could Save Your Life: Genetics

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Blog, Breast cancer | 2 comments

You’re in the doctor’s office filling out paperwork.  There are questions to answer about your health, but also about the health of your parents, grandparents and siblings.   You scratch your head, panic a little, then leave lots of blank spaces, hoping the information won’t be relevant to today’s visit. Regrettably those spaces–that...

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Breast Cancer Patients Discuss AJ’s Reveal

Breast Cancer Patients Discuss AJ’s Reveal

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Blog, Breast cancer | 1 comment

Angelina Jolie’s opinion piece in The New York Times , May 14, 2013, has taken social media by storm.  If you haven’t heard, she shared her decision to have a double mastectomy after learning that she “carries a faulty gene BRCA1.” To learn how women and men who have had breast cancer feel about the op/ed, we turned to the Breast Cancer Social...

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