Center Provides Expertise on Genetic Factors of Cancer in Women

In the wake of Angelina Jolie's announcement that she had a preventive double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA mutation, which is a gene that increases a woman's risk of breast and ovarian cancers, a local woman urges women to check their genes.

The Bethesda Fertility Center weighs in on genetic factors of cancer in women, noting there’s a 50 percent chance of having the mutation if a sibling has it. See full story in the video below: