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Breast Cancer, Risk And Women's Imperfect Choices

Actress Angelina Jolie has prompted a national discussion about breast cancer prevention. Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Actress Angelina Jolie has prompted a national discussion about breast cancer prevention.

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Just about anything that Angelina Jolie does is pretty much guaranteed to make news. But her announcement that she had decided on a preventive double mastectomy to reduce her unusually high risk of cancer sparked an outpouring of passionate comment on breast cancer prevention and treatment.