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Your genes, your breasts, and the choices women face


Angelina Jolie’s story thrust the issue of breast cancer back onto the national stage this week. While her story is harrowing, it is not uncommon. Yet she is fortunate because she has access to health care and testing that can actually diagnose her with having the BRCA1 gene. What happens to those who don’t? Dr. Monica Peek, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago, Salon’s Irin Carmon, Senior Fellow at Auburn Seminary Valarie Kaur, and Assistant Prof. Rose Ellen Lessy join Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss.