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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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“Live in the Question”

“Live in the Question”

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Blog | 3 comments

“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. …live in the question.”  —Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet Leeching or blood letting was part of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.  Instead of a lancet, leeches were placed on various parts of the body to slowly remove blood.  Leech farms,...

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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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