WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Decoding Annie Parker is the real life story of a woman who searches for answers to why cancer is ravaging her family. The movie also stars Helen Hunt who plays the geneticist who discovered the BRCAI gene mutation linked to a higher incidence of breast and ovarian cancers.

The real Annie Parker and the writer and director of "Decoding Annie Parker, Steve Bernstein were in our studio on Monday afternoon.

Parker told us about her cancer journey and her thoughts on the movie. Bernstein spoke about what inspired him to make the film.

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