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Jolie's announcement spurs questions about genetic cancer testing

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Dr. Warner K. Huh. UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. (abc3340.com) Dr. Warner K. Huh. UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. (abc3340.com)

With film star Angelina Jolie's recent announcement of a double mastectomy and a planned removal of her ovaries to lower cancer risks, many women are wondering about the heredity links to cancer.

One way women find out if they are at increased risk for breast or ovarian cancer is to have the genetic BRCA gene testing. If the test reveals a heightened chance, then it's time for a difficult decision

On Wednesday's "Focus @ 4," you will hear from a lead scientist with the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center who will discuss treatment and detection options.

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