Jolie Gen Test: The cancer service that helped the actress is suspended




It was a test: Angelina Jolie, a Hollywood star, had double mastectomy after having performed a breast cancer test. Photo: Reuters
It was a test: Angelina Jolie, a Hollywood star, had double mastectomy after having performed a breast cancer test. Photo: Reuters

Eilish O'Regan

A service that offers tests to women who can inherit a gene that leaves them with a higher risk of breast cancer was suspended monthly at St James Hospital in Dublin.

Actress Angelina Jolie, who had such a test, had double mastectomy in recent years to prevent breast cancer.

A hospital spokesman said that since April, a risky family service has been interrupted due to the requirements for a breast X-ray device for symptomatic patients.

She says that funding has recently been received to replace one mammography machine and buy a third one, which is likely to be available early next year. This will help alleviate the lag of patients waiting for mammography.

Irish Independent



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