Angelina Jolie tested positive for the BRCA1 gene and opted to have a preventative double mastectomy and hysterectomy in 2013, inspiring many women to have their DNA tested and consider the same procedures It is unclear how Johns, and later Fitts, misinterpreted her results.'Quite frankly, we are stumped to why they would make this mistake,' Cooke-Moore's lawyer, Christopher Cauble, told the Oregonian.A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a woman's uterus.
lists breast cancer as one of those associated with the gene.
Some studies have found that it is not significantly connected, others have reported the MLH1 mutation puts women at a ‘moderately’ elevated risk of breast cancer.
Her lawsuit for $1.8 million, filed on Thursday, claims that her doctors recommended she go forward with a hysterectomy and double mastectomy based on their misinterpretations of her blood work.
It was only after both operations had been done that Cooke-Moore looked through her own medical charts, called the lab, and found out that her tests had been negative for the genetic indicators of cancers, she told Daily Mail Online.
According to the lawsuit, Dr Fitts told Cooke-Moore that 'her lifetime risk of breast cancer is at least 50 percent, ball bearing cancer 60-70 percent, and endometrial cancer may be as high as 80 percent.'Speaking to Daily Mail Online, Dr Fitts said 'I got the medical literature to support what I did and we'll see how it comes out in court,' but added 'I'd love to sit down and tell everyone what happened, but that could make me look vindictive.' Her tests for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes both came back negative too, in February 2016.
Still, Dr Fitts and nurse Johns continued to plan a course of treatment as though Cooke-Moore’s tests indicated she was at high risk for both breast and uterine cancer, the suit claims.Its presence in a woman's DNA indicates Lynch syndrome, which puts women at greater risk for developing other cancers, including colorectal and uterine cancers.The lawsuit Cooke-Moore filed states that MLH1 is not associated with breast cancer, though research on the gene has mixed findings.In 2016, after she'd had both procedures and a reconstruction, Cooke-Moore claims she discovered that she did not in fact have any of the dangerous gene mutations.BRCA1 and BRCA2 are known, inherited gene mutations associated with elevated risks of cancer.Lily Prince’s suit claims she was barred from using the bathroom during her shift at the Electrolux Home Products factory in St.