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Men don't have ovaries, but...
I was at a party this past weekend and I overheard one man saying to another, “No, you don’t have ovaries.” Mystified, I jumped into the conversation, either to get in on the joke or to provide some basic biology input. It turns out that one of those men was saying that he wanted to go for BRCA testing, which prompted the other one’s “interesting” retort.The Gene Scene, May 21, 2013
My Medical Choice
My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman...New York Times, May 14, 2013, by Angelina Jolie
In the Public Eye
You have probably heard the latest buzz from Angelina Jolie over the past week. She wrote an op-ed piece about her experience with a BRCA mutation, which is an inherited genetic mutation that greatly
A Mother's Story
This Mother’s Day I will be spending time with my two sons and husband. There will be flowers and cards and brunch and dinner with our extended family. I will enjoy myself, and realize how blessed I