Interview with youngest British girl to undergo preventative mastectomy

Hannah Fitzpatrick

Hannah Fitzpatrick

Today’s Daily Mail newspaper carries a story on 19-year-old Hannah Fitzpatrick,  who has become the youngest woman in Britain to have a double preventative mastectomy. Genetic screening had revealed that she carried the faulty BRCA 2 gene, which meant she had an 85 per cent chance of developing the condition.

Speaking of her decision, Hannah says: ‘I know that I am only young, but I would have spent years worrying about falling ill, especially if I ever found a lump.  ‘Now I can look forward to the future without worrying about it.”

You can read the article in full here.