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Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy

Salt Lake City, UT (ABC4 News) - Actress Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times op-ed article on Tuesday that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
Salt Lake City, UT (ABC4 News) - Actress Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times op-ed article on Tuesday that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

Brett Parkinson, MD, director of the Breast Care Program at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, is one of the top breast cancer experts in the nation.

He appeared on ABC4 News to talk about Jolie’s decision and the BRCA1 gene and test.
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