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Methodist in the Media

KETV: Jolie Procedure Preventative, But Not Perfect

Published: March 25, 2015

Actress Angelina Jolie made another life-changing decision. Years after a double mastectomy, she had another surgery to prevent ovarian cancer. Jolie has the same BRCA1 cancer gene that can cause the cancer that killer her mother. 

The gene gives women an 87 percent chance for breast cancer and 50 percent chance for ovarian cancer.  

Jolie had doctors remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes recently.

Dr. Brent Tierney at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center said in this KETV interview with Melissa Fry that a procedure like that is preventative, but not perfect.