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Zero Breast Cancer applauds Angelina Jolie's preventative double mastectomy

Angelina-Jolie-Covers-TIME-Magazine-e1368660188176Janice Barlow, executive director of the San Rafael nonprofit Zero Breast Cancer, said what Jolie did is not unusual for women who learn they carry the BRCA1 gene. "People who carry the gene have a significantly increased risk of both ovarian and breast cancer," Barlow said. "It's not uncommon for women given that information to have a double mastectomy and have their ovaries removed."