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Who's To Blame For Jolie's Failure As A Cancer Educator?


12/27/2013 6:33:57 AM

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When the actress and humanitarian wrote a May 14, 2013, New York Times op-ed detailing the reasons for her preventative, bilateral mastectomy, I expressed concern that some women with breast cancer might conclude they weren’t doing enough to treat their own disease. My reasoning was that the average breast cancer patient, or typical woman assessing her breast cancer risk, might not be able to accurately gauge how their risk of cancer or recurrence compares to Jolie’s relatively rare case.

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