As Heard on WTOP

Thu Jun 06th, 2013

Concern about BRCA isn't just for women!

Angelia Jolie recent revelations about having a double mastectomy because she tested positive for BRCA 1. It has triggered a call for proactive BRCA testing in women AND men. Listen below to two reports about one local man, teacher Shawn Gardner, who was tested even before Jolie made her announcement. BRCA genes are types of tumor-suppressing genes and they can be damaged leading to certain cancers. Click here for a BRCA genetic testing fact sheet.

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