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Angelina Jolie shines spotlight on breast cancer

A bombshell out of Hollywood. Angelina Jolie went public after making a tough medical choice that may have been a life-saver. She had a preventative double mastectomy.

Jolie shared the news in a New York Times article, and has sparked national dialogue on screenings for breast cancer. Through genetic testing, Jolie revealed that she discovered she has the BRCA-1 gene mutation, which puts her at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

NewsChannel 3 Reporter Shirin Rajaee spoke with a local physician to learn more about the gene mutation, and whether or not allwomen should be tested.

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