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She Never Thought She’d Get a Tattoo Here — But She Didn’t Think She’d Lose a Breast to Cancer Either
Maia was a healthy and active young mother of two—not a likely candidate for breast cancer. But she developed it anyway and had to have a single mastectomy and radiotherapy to get rid of it. Since then, she’s felt like her scar is a constant reminder of something she wishes she could forget. Maia had an implant put in, but she never thought it looked or felt like a natural breast, and she wasn’t happy with it or its impact on her body image. So after a couple of years, she had that removed and was again left with just the empty indent where her real breast used to be, punctuated by an ugly scar. Three and a half years after the life-altering change cancer made to her body, Maia decided to do something else she never thought she’d do—get a tattoo. “The only people that have seen my scars are the doctors and consultants and my husband,” says Maia. But she bravely removed her top for the cameras in preparation for the tattoo she hoped would change how she felt about her body. Tattoo artist Poppy helped Maia work on a design that would be flowy, feminine, and beautiful to cover the scar on her chest. Then she set to work making the design a reality. And when it came time for the final reveal? Continue reading ... http://blog.thebreastcancersite.com/maia-tattoo/ [...]
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'I thought I was invincible,' GAA star on cancer battle
It's a private area and I just didn't want anyone else to know," added Jason, who is speaking out as part of Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. Jason Hughes: 'My message to men is to be open-minded, we 2 Jason Hughes: 'My message to men is to be ... [...]
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'Genetic Superheroes': Rare Exceptions Resist Mutations Thought To Be Disease …
But I don't think you can overstate the effects of medical school education over the last 40 years, where we've been given brilliant examples of hard-won facts about diseases that are caused by genetic mutations. It's hard to shake that pedagogical ... [...]
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