Whether or not you'll someday get cancer or any disease can feel like a roll of hundreds of dice. Calculating the odds -- and knowing what they mean -- is tricky.
August 18, 2013 There's a difference between knowing your breast cancer risk and believing it. When psychologists asked several hundred women to plug personal health data into an online tool that then calculated their breast cancer risk, nearly 20 percent rejected their scores as wrong.
Angelina Jolie took a genetic test to find out her risk of breast cancer, and had a preventive double mastectomy.
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July 30, 2013 Not everyone's as brave as Angelina Jolie. Many people don't want to know their risk of disease, even though knowing could make it possible to reduce that risk. A study finds that thinking about the pluses and minuses of knowing made it easier for people to accept that information.
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