Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy has brought a lot of focus on genes and cancer. Why would anyone cut off a part of their body when it is healthy just because they are afraid they “might” get cancer?
Do you have the information you need to make a rational decision?
Dr Gant has practiced Integrative and Functional Medicine for over 35 years and is the Chairman and Chief Medical Officer at the Academy of Functional Medicine and Genomics where subjects such as this are studied.
Cynthia Perkins recently completed the course at the Academy and conducted a comprehensive interview with Dr Gant about the BRCA gene.
An excerpt from the interview is below:
Is the BRCA gene mutation a death sentence?
No. It is not a death sentence.
Breast cancer is a multi-causality condition. Genetic vulnerability is just one risk factor. As I read the data, the most important risk factor is whether one of the estrogens called estrone is being metabolized into 2-hydroxyestrone (2-OHE1) or 16-a-hydroxyestrone (16a-OHE1).
The complete interview is located here: