Friday, May 17, 2013
Angelina Jolie Is So Six Years Ago
Angeline Jolie isn't the first woman to have her breasts removed to reduce her risk of cancer, although she may be the most famous.
Plain Dealer columnist Regina Brett also had a double mastectomy after being disagnosed with breast cancer. And her daughter Gabrielle had the procedure done six years ago, when she was 29.
Like Jolie, Gabrielle Brett had not been diagnosed with the disease, but had tested positive for the BRCA 1 gene, which increased her chances of developing breast cancer. She talks to Jim about making her decision, and how her husband reacted, in this interview.