June 18, 2013
Luke Huerter, a doctor in the Oncology Center at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, right, talks with nurse Lisa Baker at the center Monday. June is Men's Health Month and men are asked to be aware of how breast cancer and the breast cancer gene can affect them like it can women.
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Actress Angelina Jolie's May announcement that she had a double mastectomy to reduce her risk for cancer has raised a lot awareness about the testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in women. But what may have overlooked in the recent discussion is that men can also have the mutation. By Giles Bruce