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Actress Angelina Jolie has gone to extremes to prevent.
Breast cancer -- revealing today she underwent a preventative.
Double in the set to make.
Writing this in the New York Times -- that both the decision to have a vasectomy was not easy but it is 1 I am very happy that I may.
-- chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87%.
I can tell my children that they don't need to fear they will lose -- to breast cancer and quote.
But this is the decision that would be right for you with more on this doctor -- -- doctors to welcome back to the show it's good to see you seem to wouldn't this be the right decision.
If you have a strong family history.
Of breast cancer and perhaps other cancers like ovarian.
So if you have let's say to members on the same side of the family or perhaps three.
Or if you fall under certain categories secure ash can add the Jewish descent.
He definitely should get the -- -- -- OK so.
-- Angelina Jolie her mother died at 56 with breast cancer.
And she had the -- says she had a test done the Brack test.
To see -- she was pre disposed now -- has cost 3000 dollars who should have that test.
People who have a strong family history of breast cancer close family relatives.
Who have first or -- several second degree relatives for example a grandmother and if you have people on both sides of the family.
Dad and mom.
You really have to get the tests done at the test does not always that expensive costs really Barry and many times you can get your insurance company to pay -- If you can really show that she pay on a high risk this past to be done.
Well that's interesting so negotiate because you may find a lower price that makes a lot of sense.
Let's talk about the surgery because.
What does it entail discredit to our viewers while the women opt for surgery.
Usually get a double mastectomy.
And it's usually what we refer -- with a simple mastectomy which means that boast both breasts are removed.
However they maintain the muscle and the underlying tissue.
And that's very important -- who want to have movement of your arms and strength of your chest right so it is usually not a radical mastectomy.
With a radical mastectomy they removed many more tissues and the woman has left many times a lot of weakness.
But the simple mastectomy is what you would do for.
As far as having a very strong family history Jolie is thirty sevens so should you -- in the factor of age when your making this decision about whether to have the test or to have the surgery.
-- is very important if you're under fifty and especially -- under forty you have to think about it because those genetic cancers kill younger women.
And at that age you're you're -- your child bearing years you might have young children it's very important -- to find out what your riskiest.
And then -- when your doctor can discuss what you have to do now realize that preventive mastectomy is only one of the things you need to do.
That's -- -- thing that you would need to do is just very cautious screening.
You might want to get yearly mammogram sonogram is right perhaps MRIs and you would work with your position and your breast specialist.
To help you determine what that might be.
And making lifestyle changes it's extremely important lifestyle changes like what.
Would help lower your weight obese women have a much higher history of breast cancer -- Women who exercise tend to have less breast cancer believe it or not figure to be help that you have to start went.
Yes -- you what -- -- have a healthy diet.
A lot of fruits and vegetables and Intel compounds are extremely important that -- -- things that you're finding in.
Christopher's -- doubles such as broccoli broccoli -- Cabbage and I recommend to my patients who were taking hormones or have a family history of breast cancer.
Whether or not they have the Brack testing.
To take an -- -- supplement.
Because so much of our food is is change -- by a genetically engineered.
And the other thing we have to think that -- so many people eat so our thinking that is healthy yes because LA with touted as having played -- lights.
And you know again if so what -- is by a genetically engineered it's not that healthy.
Our organic soy is good.
-- you've given us a long list of things to think about doctor -- thanks for coming on it's an amazing story.
And she is so brave to have had very RA but I think she -- a very good decision considering her wrist was close to 90%.
-- thank you.
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