Angela Hill: Battling Breast Cancer on the Front Lines
by Angela Hill,posted Oct 16 2013 12:47PM
When Angelina Jolie had both her breasts removed to prevent the cancer that had taken the life of her mother and aunt, the world took notice. Her decision to go public with an “elective double mastectomy” was a major teaching moment. Women have one more opportunity to cut their odds of dying from breast cancer.
She was not the first woman to have this done. In fact locally women have been having their breasts removed with the goal of prevention for some time. Once the so called breast cancer genes were identified by a female geneticists, it offered women with a strong family history a chance to be tested for them. It then gave them an option …
Tremendous inroads have been made in saving women from this disease…it is a battle now fought on many fronts. Today we are talking to those who are on the front lines.