Celebrities influence on raising awareness about breast cancer

SARASOTA- Since becoming a surgeon in the 80’s, Dr. Russel Novak says he’s seen a change in how people respond to getting a breast cancer diagnosis. “When I was younger breast cancer was a hidden thing, then the Angelina Jolie effect came out and was open about her condition,” explains Dr. Novak. The mother of six underwent a preventative double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer later on. Dr. Novak says, in...

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