Angelina Jolie's mastectomy decision: UAB doctor comments - Alabamas13.com WVTM-TV Birmingham, AL

Angelina Jolie's mastectomy decision: UAB doctor comments

Posted: Updated:
Associated Press Associated Press
BIRMINGHAM, AL -

A Birmingham doctor comments about Angelina Jolie's decision to remove her breasts to help avoid cancer.

Dr. Helen Krontiras is the co-director of the Breast Health Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Krontiras commented Tuesday, after news came that Jolie decided to have a double mastectomy as a preventive measure to breast cancer.

Jolie has a gene that gives her an 87% chance of getting breast cancer.

Dr. Krontiras of UAB says cases of a person having that gene are rare, and women who have that gene have several options.

Powered by WorldNow

1732 Valley View Dr.
Birmingham, AL 35209

Telephone: 205.933.1313
Fax: 205.323.3314
Email: newstips@alabamas13.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.