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Top of Utah women made preventive double mastectomy decision before Jolie

Nicole Batty, 33, of Ogden decided to undergo a double mastectomy in 2011 after testing positive for the BRCA2 cancer gene. “I am thankful for research companies like Myriad (that) give me a chance to change my future. You don’t have to be a celebrity, rich or have health insurance to obtain genetic counseling. Myriad has a financial assistance program for appropriate patients, and they have provided thousands of free tests to low-income and uninsured patients,” she says. (KERA WILLIAMS/Special to the Standard-Examiner)

Jamie Lampros
May 25 2013 - 10:34pm

OGDEN -- If someone said you have a 90 percent chance of being in a car accident and you may or may not die, but you can have work done on your car to reduce your risk to 2 percent, would you do it?That's how Nicole Batty explains a comparison others may be able to relate to when talking about her decision to get a double mastectomy two years ago....

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Top of Utah women made preventive double mastectomy decision before Jolie

Nicole Batty, 33, of Ogden decided to undergo a double mastectomy in 2011 after testing positive for the BRCA2 cancer gene. “I am thankful for research companies like Myriad (that) give me a chance to change my future. You don’t have to be a celebrity, rich or have health insurance to obtain genetic counseling. Myriad has a financial assistance program for appropriate patients, and they have provided thousands of free tests to low-income and uninsured patients,” she says. (KERA WILLIAMS/Special to the Standard-Examiner)

Jamie Lampros
May 25 2013 - 10:34pm

OGDEN -- If someone said you have a 90 percent chance of being in a car accident and you may or may not die, but you can have work done on your car to reduce your risk to 2 percent, would you do it?That's how Nicole Batty explains a comparison others may be able to relate to when talking about her decision to get a double mastectomy two years ago....

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