Mastectomy

Woman's Lingerie Tattoo Fills Her With Confidence After Losing Both Breasts To Cancer

PA Real Life | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A mum-of-three who had a black bra tattooed across her chest after losing both breasts to cancer is brimming with confidence thanks to her new ink. Mi...

Getting DCIS Off My Chest

Kathryn Berens | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Berens

How would I sum up the last three months? Strangely life-affirming. Yes, my body has been somewhat rearranged (arguably my mid-forties body needed a bit of reworking anyway) but I'm one of the lucky ones and I'm very aware of that.

Selfless Cosmetic Tattoo Artist Inks 3D Nipples Onto Cancer Survivors For Free

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A cosmetic tattoo artist is offering closure to breast cancer survivors who underwent mastectomies in the most wonderful way. Claire Louise Willis, 3...

Mastectomy And Post-Surgery Swimwear Is Better Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Style

Let’s be fair, post-surgery clothing has long been associated with the old-fashioned, but things are looking up as its shaken off its stuffy connota...

Woman Who's Had Breast Cancer Three Times Explains Why She Feels 'Lucky

PA Real Life | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A cancer survivor who has battled breast cancer three times has revealed how she feels lucky to have been diagnosed. Mum-of-one Sam Reynolds felt like...

Swimming After A Mastectomy

Lee Thrash | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Thrash

Because it's so gentle, swimming after breast surgery is an excellent way to exercise all your major muscle groups and avoid muscular atrophy that's sometimes seen in post-surgical patients who remain sedentary for prolonged periods. W

Tattoo Artist Provides Free Nipple Tattoos To Women Who've Had Mastectomies

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A tattoo artist is transforming mastectomy patients’ chests - and lives - by tattooing 3D nipples onto their breasts. Mark Corliss, a tattooist fro...

Single Mum Gets Tattoo To Cover Breast Cancer Scars, Then Falls In Love With The Artist

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When Nina Cristinacce chose to have a tattoo to cover her mastectomy scars, it was her way of embracing the future and leaving the pain of breast canc...

Certain Women May Be More Likely To Survive Breast Cancer By Not Having A Mastectomy

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Certain breast cancer patients may benefit more from having breast-conserving therapy (BCT), also known as a ‘lumpectomy’, instead of a mastectomy...

Thanks For My Life, NHS

Laura Pearson | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Pearson

To the strangers who removed my breasts last week, thank you. Thank you for doing the job you do, which may well lead to me being alive for longer; to me spending more days and weeks and years with my family.

Cancer Survivor Bares Double Mastectomy Scars In Powerful Equinox Gym Ad

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A cancer survivor has stolen the show in luxury gym Equinox’s bold January ad campaign for baring her mastectomy scars. Samantha Paige, a 41-year-o...

4 Women Talk About How They Got Through Their Mastectomy

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A breast cancer diagnosis is always devastating, and for many women the news also means a life-changing operation. A mastectomy doesn’t just change...

Kirstie Allsopp Chose Not To Have Mastectomy

Dr. Sam Godfrey | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sam Godfrey

Kirstie's higher risk is only suspected by doctors, but they had enough of a suspicion to offer preventative treatments. This offer led to her sister choosing to have a mastectomy and Kirstie choosing not to.

Male Breast Cancer Survivors Open Up About Their Mastectomy Scars

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Many of us think of breast cancer as a woman’s disease, but men suffer too. Around 350 men are diagnosed with the disease every year in the UK, comp...

These Bras Will Change Your Perception Of Mastectomy Lingerie

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Style

Lingerie brands can no longer ignore the fact that a large proportion of their customer base will have had breast cancer, as according to Cancer Resea...

Breast Cancer Survivors Bare Their Scars And Share Stories Of Hope In Empowering Book

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Warning: images featured in this article contain nudity. Breast cancer survivors who have undergone mastectomies have shared emotional yet empowering ...

Breast Cancer Survivor's Mastectomy Tattoo Transforms Her Scars Into Breathtaking Art

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who is celebrating seven years of being in remission from breast cancer has told of how her mastectomy tattoo allowed her to reclaim and celeb...

Getting Through Breast Cancer From A Doctor Who Knows - Getting the Best Operation

Kathleen Thompson | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathleen Thompson

I am a doctor and have had breast cancer. Mind you, this hardly makes me unique. There are over 53,000 women and 340 men diagnosed every year in the UK and we all have to negotiate the hospital system.

Celebrity Cleavages, Strictly Come Dancing And Pinktober - The Perfect Storm: To Reconstruct Or Not To Reconstruct After Breast Cancer?

Penny Rutterford | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Penny Rutterford

October is here. In previous years the only thing guaranteed to bring tears to my eyes would be the cost of getting my boiler fixed as I fired up my central heating. Now, since my breast cancer, there are two new things that annually make me weep: Strictly Come Dancing and Pinktober (Breast Cancer Awareness Month).

14 Breathtaking Mastectomy Tattoo Ideas

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

To reclaim their bodies after cancer, more women than ever are now opting for elaborate mastectomy tattoos. Instead of opting to reconstruct their ni...

What Lies Beneath - Body Confidence After Breast Cancer

Penny Rutterford | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Penny Rutterford

I recently posted pictures of my new prosthesis on social media and it caused a stir. My "selfie-esteem" was bolstered by "likes" and smiling emojis, but offline I was asked why I wanted to share something so personal and that maybe these things should be hidden away...

From Bilateral Mastectomy to Naked Spa!

Mandy Riches | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mandy Riches

I hope through sharing this we can help other women in similar situations. I know I can only speak for myself and I was lucky enough that the nipple-sparing surgery still enabled me to keep some resemblance of what was previously there, but if my experience helps one woman feel slightly better about their future or less scared then I will be happy.

The Trials of the Lingerie Aisles - Buying Bras after Breast Cancer

Penny Rutterford | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Penny Rutterford

My love of coordinated lingerie is perhaps only one step away from my Mother's entreaties to wear clean pants in case of an accident, even though I would hazard a guess that just before impact it's not just brakes that skid in any road traffic accident.

I'm So Vain - Body Image after Cancer

Penny Rutterford | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Penny Rutterford

It is now over a year since I completed what is termed "active treatment". Now I hate to seem ungrateful but however delighted I am to be alive, I would still welcome a head of hair without a bald patch, eyebrows that do not need drawing on each day and eyelashes that reach a lash count in excess of ten.

Breast Cancer Survivor Gets Stunning Mastectomy Tattoo To Feel Beautiful Again

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

More and more women are opting for elaborate mastectomy tattoos as opposed to replicate nipples after beating breast cancer - and this is one of the m...