Jolie's Double Mastectomy Shines Light On Preventing Cancer

NPR | May 15, 2013 4:29 a.m. | Updated: May 15, 2013 6:25 a.m.

When movie star Angelina Jolie announced this week that she had had a double mastectomy as a way to prevent breast cancer, it stirred up a lot of discussion about the disease and how its treated. To discuss the implications, David Greene talks to writer Peggy Orenstein, a breast cancer survivor. She recently wrote a piece for The New York Times Magazine called, “Our Feel Good War on Breast Cancer.”


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