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Saturday, May 18, 2013

No Breast Test For Her

After Angelina Jolie published an op-ed in the NY Times revealing that she had a double mastectomy earlier this year for preventative reasons, there were all kinds of reactions, including lots of women vowing to talk to their doctors about breast cancer warning signs. That's a good thing, but it turns out there's a lot more to the story, so today on my America Weekend show, I turned to Florence Williams (author of "Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History"), who explained why she's not following in Jolie's footsteps.

You may be stunned, as I was, to hear that Florence's decision has nothing to do with Angelina, and everything to do with patents on your genes and insurance company policies.  Listen, then click here to subscribe to these podcasts via iTunes!