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

Angelina Jolie's mastectomy decision: UAB doctor comments

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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.

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