ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - Call it the Angelina Jolie affect. When the movie star announced her surgery two years ago there was a huge uptick in cancer screenings among women. And now phone calls are starting again after news of her other surgeries broke overnight.
But long before Jolie went under the knife St. Louis women underwent the same two procedures after genetic testing showed she also had the BRCA gene mutation.
Tonight FOX 2's Melanie Moon talks to the young woman who also happens to be an oncology nurse.