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Weekend Express with Lynn Berry

Fast-paced look at the day's essential news and buzz-worthy stories

BRCA gene: From Angelina to one doctor's decision

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  • Dr. Lillian Schapiro had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer
  • She weighs in on her battle with breast cancer and the tough conversations you need to have

Dr. Lillian Schapiro knows how it feels to tell a woman she's tested positive for the BRCA gene or worse--that she has breast cancer. Schapiro also knows what it's like to hear the heartbreaking news as a patient. When the news of Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy came out, the Atlanta-based gynecologist knew exactly how Jolie felt. Schapiro also had a double mastectomy and her ovaries removed.

She joined Natasha to talk about the cost of genetic testing and what Jolie has to do next.

READ MORE:  6 crucial tips that will help detect breast cancer early

 

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