The week’s news and hot topics on money and finance that are relevant to women reveal a growing number of successful female entrepreneurs, while many average waged women still struggle. Breast CA is put on the spot and men are found to be the real shopaholics.
Angelina’s faulty genes
The preventive double mastectomy announcement by Angelina Jolie draws attention and praises that undergoing the knife doesn’t make anyone less than a woman. Many women who have had the surgery to take out a lump of cancerous cells or those who are scheduled to undergo the knife are encouraged by Angelina’s coming out. But another issue, albeit buried under the womanhood and health angle, is the cost to anticipate the defective gene called BRCA1. The test can reach up to $4,000, well beyond the average salaried woman to avail of. For Angelina, who has a strong family history of developing cancer, the preventive surgery can likely save her life in the future; but for the rest of women, we can only hope the test is made more accessible in days to come. Read the full story »