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Angelina Jolie's difficult choice to prevent breast cancer

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Actress Angelina Jolie attends the Women in the World Summit 2013 on April 4, 2013 in New York, United States. Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images

Angelina Jolie sent waves through the health-care world with her announcement that she had undergone a double mastectomy. 

The Oscar winning actress explained, in a New York Times op-ed piece today, that she carries a gene, BRCA1, that gives her an 87 percent chance of getting breast cancer. She decided to have both breasts removed as a preventative measure. 

Dr. Catherine Dang, associate director of Cedars-Sinai's Wasserman Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Program, joins the show with more information on Jolie's decision. 

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