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Breast cancer: Making the tough decisions - The Galveston County Daily News : Guest Columns

October 23, 2014

Breast cancer: Making the tough decisions

Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 12:00 am

The BRCA1 and 2 gene mutations that predispose women to aggressive breast cancer got a lot of attention this year when actress Angelina Jolie shared her preventive double mastectomy with the world.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as breast specialists at the University of Texas Medical Branch, we think it’s a good time to take another look at some of the details surrounding genetic testing, treatment options and reconstruction decisions.

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