INPS recognises 'Jolie gene' mastectomy

Opens door to benefits for women who have preventative surgery

(ANSA) - Rome, February 25 - Social-security and pensions agency INPS has issued new guidelines for its own medical commissions in which the so-called BRCA1 and BRCA2 'faulty genes' are recognised. Movie star Angelina Jolie had a preventative double mastectomy and had her ovaries removed to avoid developing breast and ovarian cancer because she has a faulty copy of the BRCA1 gene. INPS's decision opens the door for women who have preventative mastectomies to have access to a series of benefits.
   

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