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Angelina Jolie's difficult choice to prevent breast cancer




Actress Angelina Jolie attends the Women in the World Summit 2013 on April 4, 2013 in New York, United States.
Actress Angelina Jolie attends the Women in the World Summit 2013 on April 4, 2013 in New York, United States.
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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.