Kris Jenner and her daughters Kim and Khloé Kardashian recently made a trip to San Diego to see plastic surgeon and Botched star Dr. Paul Nassif.
But according to TMZ, the ladies weren’t there to talk plastic surgery — rather, they were allegedly getting tested for BRCA1, a gene mutation that signifies a higher risk of ovarian and breast cancer.
Kris, Khloé and Kim visit Dr. Nassif in San Diego. (Photo Credit: Splash)
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This is the same “faulty gene” that Angelina Jolie famously tested positive for, inspiring her to undergo an elective mastectomy in early 2013.
“My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman,” the 40-year-old actress — whose own mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died from cancer — wrote in the New York Times following the procedure.
Kris and her daughters, Kim and Khloé, in San Diego. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The Oscar winner continued, “Only a fraction of breast cancers result from an inherited gene mutation. Those with a defect in the BRCA1 have a 65 percent risk of getting it, on average. Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much as I could.”
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Kim, 34, and Khloé’s, 31, decision to take action in regards to cancer detection and prevention should come as no surprise, as their father — Kris’ first husband, Robert Kardashian Sr. — died of esophageal cancer in 2003, when he was only 59-years-old.