Angelina Jolie - What Would You Do?
I think we've all heard about Angelina's decision to have a double mastectomy after medical tests concluded she had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer. She wrote about the decision and the procedure in this New York Times article.
The testing determined if there was a mutation between the BRCA-1 or BRCA-2 genes. The price tag on a BRCA-1 and BRCA -2 test is more than $4,000.(source)
From what I've read, the test also concluded she has a 50% chance of developing ovarian cancer. Her next round of surgeries include a hysterectomy and oophorectomy (removal of ovaries).
It's Feedback Friday...
Would you want to have this test if it were more affordable?
What do you think of the exorbitant price tag of this test?
What would the percentages have to be for you to consider these drastic measures for yourself?