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Angelina Jolie Cancer-Related Ovary Removal Creating False Health Scare 2

Angelina Jolie Cancer-Related Ovary Removal Creating False Health Scare

Angelina Jolie’s decision to have her ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed to ward off cancer is creating a false health scare among women, largely because of the way tabloids are hyping the news, released today (Mar. 24). The publicity surrounding Jolie’s condition could cause women to worry about their susceptibility and rush to get tested for the same gene mutation Jolie suffers from. What’s more, it costs from hundreds to thousands of dollars to test for the mutated genes. But absent a family history of cancer and other signs, testing is most likely unnecessary, according to The National Institute of Cancer....