BOSTON (CBS) – In a New York Times Op-Ed piece published today, the famous actress explained all of the factors that contributed to her decision. Through genetic testing, doctors predicted that Jolie had an 87% risk of breast cancer. The preventative double mastectomy presents a tough decision for women. Maxine Richman, on the advice of Dr. Nadine Tung, underwent the surgery herself in 2006. Mrs. Richman and Dr. Tung join NightSide to talk about making this type of medical decision.
Originally broadcast May 14th, 2013.