Before Angelina Jolie, local women understood

Before Angelina Jolie, local women understood

Residents had mastectomies after learning of genetic mutation
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Melissa Glick, left, and her mom, Jodye Glick, both had a double mastectomy after discovering they have a mutation of a gene that increases the risk of getting breast cancer. “I made the best decision,” Melissa Glick said.
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Dr. David Deaver, an oncologist at Mercy Surgical Associates, said only 5 to 10 percent of women who get breast cancer have the genetic mutation that increases the risk. Here, he looks at an X-ray of a healthy breast.
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