Becky Measures (born 13 October 1981 in Derbyshire, England), from Bakewell, Derbyshire, is a radio presenter on Peak FM, an independent local radio station in Derbyshire and a professional charity fund-raiser.
In 2004, Measures, then 23, decided to have a double mastectomy after a genetic test revealed that she had an 80 to 90 per cent risk of developing breast cancer. Both her mother and a cousin, Helen, had suffered from the same illness.
On 6 June 2006, ITV broadcast a documentary entitled My Breasts or My Life about Measures and her decision to have her breasts removed. The programme, filmed over two years, follows the decision and preparation for the operation as well as her, and her family's, feelings afterwards.
In October 2006, a book detailing her life, decision and operation was published called No Big Deal by Peak FM Newsreader Simon Towers on Boltneck Publishings; a song bearing the same title was also released in February 2007 by Ovacast featuring Becky on vocals. It has reached #67 on the UK Singles Chart.
- Becky Measures' homepage
- Becky Measures page on the Peak FM website
- Matlock Mercury article about double breast masectomy decision - 28 October 2004, accessed 24 May 2006
- Becky Measures on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour
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