This Is My Story

Featured: Center for Breast Health
"I just want to be here for my kids." - NCH Center for Breast Health patient Crystal Horrell

Breast cancer is something Crystall Horrell has thought about her entire life because her grandmother succumbed to the disease at a young age. So at 38 years old, Crystall had a test that confirmed she had the BRCA gene which greatly increased her risk for breast cancer. To avoid the struggle that had claimed her grandmother, she consulted with Dr. Sharla Gayle Patterson at the NCH Center for Breast Health and made the decision to have a double mastectomy. Today, Crystal has fully recovered from surgery and feels good about her proactive decision to reduce her risk for breast cancer before it had a chance to strike


Crystall Horrell - This is My Story

NCH Center for Breast Health patient,
Crystall Horrell