By Emily Chan For Mailonline. A breast cancer survivor has gone viral after sharing a picture of her breastfeeding her baby son while displaying the scar from her mastectomy. Bo Smith, 32, from Sugar Land, Texasposted the powerful photo of her with day-old son James on Facebookalong with the quote: 'Never be ashamed of a scar'.
Bo later explained how she was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer inand was told by doctors she only had 40 per cent chance of living for five years. Her moving post has been shared over 5, times on Facebook, and received thousands of messages of support — with some saying they had been left in tears. Breast cancer survivor Bo Smith, 32, from Sugar Land, Texas, posted a powerful picture of her breastfeeding her baby son James, above while proudly displaying her mastectomy scar.
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Special correspondent Joan Lunden was diagnosed with breast cancer in June Today, she is cancer-free and has become an advocate for other women facing breast cancer. Here, she shares what she learned after she was diagnosed:. I had always considered myself a picture of health; I had never dealt with any major illness.
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Mastectomies that preserve the nipple and surrounding skin prevent breast cancer as effectively as do more-invasive surgeries for women with a genetic mutation called BRCA, a multi-institution study led by Mayo Clinic found. The research should reassure patients and surgeons that nipple-sparing mastectomies, which leave women with more natural-looking breasts than do other mastectomies, are a safe way to reduce breast cancer risk in carriers of the BRCA mutation, which raises their risk of developing breast cancer. Jakub, M.
On Nov. The photo accompanied an article which explored the high rate of breast cancer in Israel and efforts to test for the cancer gene in the country. But somehow, the focus came down to one photo, which some found disturbing and offensive.
Mirelys Jimenez, a mom of three, wanted to give her 2-year-old son Alex the full breastfeeding experience. However, after being diagnosed with breast cancer when Alex was 22 months oldshe had to cut her plan to nurse for two months short to undergo chemotherapy and a mastectomy. It wasn't the diagnosis or losing my hair twice, or the countless side effects I've experienced; it was abruptly ending that connection with my son that hurt the most," she told POPSUGAR.
A woman has shared a photo of her body after having a double mastectomy in a bid to urge women to check their breasts. InAmanda Niello, 31, from Alamo, California, had to undergo a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with stage two breast cancer. But, while Niello survived, had reconstruction on both breasts, and went on to grow a full head of hair, her experience of cancer has lingered.