Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer is an emotional journey that takes us through the lives of women and men who are dealing with genetic mutations (BRCA 1 and 2) and their related hereditary cancers.
We meet the doctors and their patients who make the tough decisions on whether to have preventative surgeries or not. Director Alan M. Blassberg tells the story of how this disease ripped his family apart and what he must face as a BRCA 2 positive male. The film highlights the message that men carry this mutation half the time and that this lack of information is deadly. A higher percentage of men with breast cancer die from it than women.
Dr. Kristi Funk, MD, who is Angelina Jolie's surgeon, speaks passionately about the need for awareness, and thus the prevention. We also meet those who ultimately didn’t survive, speaking in the hope that their passing will help save the lives of others.
World-renowned specialists from Cedars-Sinai, Basser Research Center, and the Pink Lotus Breast Center will weigh in with the latest information on BRCA mutations, breast cancer, and the various changes that can be addressed for male patients. These experts and this film will help the blue step out from the shadows of the pink.