R67, I guess you are the only one who can read.
So we either have out and out liars here or we have people who obviously have jobs that do not require due diligence - well, I guess they require NO diligence.
For those with poor comprehension skills or, to be kind, poor eyesight, here is what it says at the link:
STAGE 1. Gathering Data and Information
BRCA stands for BReast CAncer. BRCA genes help you fight cancer when it happens in your body. But some families carry mutated or broken BRCA genes that can be passed down from one generation to the next. Approximately 5-10% of all breast cancers and 14% of ovarian cancers occur from a BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutation that is inherited from either parent. Women carrying BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations have up to an 87% lifetime chance of breast cancer and 54% chance of ovarian cancer vs. a general population risk of 12% for breast cancer and less than 1% for ovarian cancer. Prevention does not yet exist. More details about the risks of breast and ovarian cancer, including how risk changes with each decade of life, can be found in our BRCA Gene Mutations blog post.
Given the high likelihood of getting breast or ovarian cancer with BRCA mutations, family history usually triggers testing for the gene.
Angelina’s mother had breast cancer, and sadly passed away from ovarian cancer.
Her maternal grandmother was also diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
This family history would certainly meet any insurance carrier’s criteria to cover genetic testing. To find out if there is enough risk for you to consider a BRCA mutation genetic test, we encourage you to take our Genetics Quiz that reviews a variety of information, including your family history.
------------------------------- You do know what a link is right? You put your cursor under it and you click it.
When the site comes up - it is PINK - then YOU READ WHAT IT SAYS.
Can we please stop this stupidity now?
in all these posts you haven't contributed one intelligent thing to this discussion. All you've done here and at the other related thread is rant and rave about how much you think Angelina Jolie is lying about her having a preventive double mastectomy. That you know she has gone through all these medical procedures not because she has a BCRA1 mutated gene and at least 2 close family members who died young from a BCRA related cancer as well as breast cancer - but rather just so she can appear naked in some future film. Oh, yea, and she's a skank, whore, uneducated, disgusting, mentally ill PR meister, fucking jerkstain, slacker. Right? That's your argument?
In your imaginings - based on I don't know what - you have decided Angelina Jolie is lying that this was a medical choice for her and you know better than anyone else and those who disagree with you are stupid, uneducated, lying about heir own personal cancer experience, and in the other thread you say that nobody would support Jolie if she hadn't adopted a "black child and stuck to Asians (her true love)" because then we would "consider her a scallywag or "whatever in your vernacular." Also you ask if "this is a black thing."
I think you've said enough without really saying anything.