Why Angelina Jolie Had Breast Removal Surgery

Double Mastectomy: Why Angelina Jolie Had Breast Removal Surgery

My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman. Only a fraction of breast cancers result from an inherited gene mutation. Those with a defect in BRCA1 have a 65 percent risk of getting it, on average.