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Baring their bodies to change the conversation
Four women with breast cancer share how participating in a revealing ad campaign changed their view about their post-surgery bodies — and how they hope it will inspire others.
Finding beauty during a difficult time
In 2015 Paris was diagnosed with relapse remitting multiple sclerosis. In 2021, she learned she had stage II triple-negative breast cancer. Through it all, she found beauty in the most difficult ...
Body image, sexuality and family planning
It can be tempting to set aside concerns about body image and sexuality while you focus on treating breast cancer. However, like any other side effect, these issues should be confronted.
Body image and breast cancer
Body image is the way you perceive how your body looks — how attractive you feel and how attractive you think others find you. Being diagnosed with, and treated for, breast cancer is one of ...
Using a prosthesis
If you have a mastectomy, you can choose between a prosthesis, an artificial breast form worn under clothing, or reconstructive surgery.
After tissue or implant reconstruction, you can choose whether to rebuild your nipple and areola. Reconstructive surgeons can create a nipple and areola that look lifelike, although you will not ...
Implant reconstruction involves putting a breast implant under the muscle and skin of the breast. A breast implant is like a balloon, with silicone (like rubber or plastic) on the outside, and ...