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Dr. Monica Morrow explains BRCA1 gene mutations and breast cancer treatment options

Dr. Monica Morrow is the chief of Breast Services at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and she is on 'Starting Point' talking with CNN's Zoraida Sambolin about different treatment options woman with breast cancer have.

She also weighs in on the BRCA1 genetic tests, and options women have if they test have a BRCA1 genetic mutation.

Dr. Morrow says that while we are talking a lot about the BRCA gene, 'most women do not have BRCA,' this gene mutation is found in a small percentage of women. She stresses that knowledge is power, and that women, who have been diagnosed with cancer or the BRCA gene should gather as much information from their doctors as possible. She stresses that all women faced with these decisions need answers to the following three questions: 'what are your options? What does each option involve, and what are the outcomes?'


Filed under: Cancer • Health • Health care • Women's issues
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