Study: Negative BRCA test may not reduce cancer risk

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.

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