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With a history of breast cancer in her family 24 year old Gabby had good reason to be tested for the prodigy.
Human gene linked to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
Getting tested and being diagnosed with the -- actually was almost a huge relief for me.
I'm because now I know that you know they're so much I can do to fight and prevent and and take care of myself.
Genetically pre disposed men and women had found it extremely difficult to afford the bracket test which used to cost up to 4000 dollars due to the patent held on the testing by Myriad Genetics the company that invented the -- but last month the US Supreme Court ruling -- genetic patents which dramatically cut costs testing requires blood work to check a patients -- -- Which gives doctors and their -- the heads up of -- possible -- prices down the road.
Gabby says she was lucky to have good doctors and her genetic counselor -- -- from the -- cancer center.
Who helped her quite through the insurance approval process getting approval from insurance companies has been tricky.
Companies are now beginning to recognize that the testing is actually it cost effective.
Even if an insurance company has to pay for prophylactic bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.
Let's say that cost 50000 dollars is just a benchmark.
That is much less expensive than for paying for that same patient.
Have a mammogram and a breast MRI every single year as well as exams -- -- breast specialist.
Most insurance companies cover testing if there is -- -- mutation in a family member or a first or second degree relative has developed breast or ovarian cancer.
Gabby says she is moving forward with plans to have a double mastectomy later this year to increase your chances of survival -- -- she said was an easy one to me.
I'm trying to come -- a and a positive aspects.
Because now I do have the means of prevention and time on my side in New York Laura Ingle Fox News.
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