Study: Negative BRCA test may not reduce cancer risk


November 27, 2013 12:48:58 PM PST
A new study shows that women who test negative for a specific breast cancer gene may not be out the woods entirely.

Angelina Jolie brought national attention to the BRCA gene after undergoing a double mastectomy to reduce her likelihood of getting cancer.

New research released Wednesday morning shows women who test negative for the gene may still have an increased risk of breast or ovarian cancer if they have it in their family history.

Patients with a history should consult with their doctor.