Top Breast Cancer Stories From 2013

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  • Breast Cancer Increasing Among African-Americans
  • BRCA1 and BRCA2 More Common Among Black Women
  • Angelina Jolie Double Mastectomy Sparks National Debate
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway Came Out As a Breast Cancer Survivor
  • Losing Weight Reduces Your Risk of Breast Cancer
  • Black Women More Likely To Die From Breast Cancer
  • Black Breast Cancer Survivors Have Higher Risk of Heart Failure
  • School-Age Drinking Increases Breast Cancer Risk
  • Black Women With Breast Cancer Are More At Risk for PSTD
  • 3D Mammograms May Detect Breast Cancer Better
  • The Major Breast Cancer Headlines
  • Women of Color More Likely to Underestimate Breast Cancer Risk
  • FDA Approves First Pre-Surgical Breast Cancer Treatment

Angelina Jolie Double Mastectomy Sparks National Debate

This past May, Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie admitted to the New York Times that she had both of her breasts removed because she was genetically predisposed to breast and ovarian cancer because of the gene flaw, BRCA1. Instantly, her admission caused a national debate, with some calling her a hero and others criticizing her for promoting an unnecessary surgery. 

(Photo:Amel Emric/ AP Photo)

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