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Angelina Jolie’s recent announcement that she had a preventative double mastectomy after learning she carries the BRCA1 gene has raised awareness about the risks that gene carries for women.

Dr. Charis Eng is one of the world’s leading experts on breast cancer genetics at the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute and she explained to Fox 8’s Stefani Schaefer and Kristi Capel how this gene increases your risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Charis Eng and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute.