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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

trailer: Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer



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Synopsis: An emotional journey that takes us through the lives of women — and men — who are dealing with genetic mutations (BRCA 1, BRCA 2) plus their BRCA related cancers.  We meet doctors and their patients who make tough decisions about whether to have preventative surgeries or not.  Director Alan M. Blassberg tells the story of how hereditary cancer has ripped his family apart and what he must face as a BRCA 2 positive male.  The film highlights the message that men have the same 50/50 chance of inheriting a BRCA mutation as a woman and the lack of this information is deadly.  A higher percentage of men who have breast cancer die from it than women.  Dr. Kristi Funk, Angelina Jolie’s breast surgeon, speaks passionately about the need for awareness and thus, prevention.  We also meet those who ultimately don't survive but speak with the hope that their passing will help save the lives of others 

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