double mastectomy

In case you didn't notice the pink billboards all over the highway or the placards at the checkout counter in your local grocery store, it's October and that means it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Yes, we're all eternally grateful to be cancer free, this is a separate issue. This is the issue of life after the surgery and chemo and radiation. Now we have to live the after life that breast cancer gave to us. This is what true survivors are made of.
“I want my walk to be proof, that no matter what the world defines as beautiful, I define me.”
Actress, singer and producer Rita Wilson shared some excellent news Wednesday: she's beaten breast cancer. In April, Wilson
I never felt my breasts defined me or who I was as a woman. Rather, my breasts were a part of me. Losing my breasts has been a brutal process, but having the opportunity to honor that part of me in advance has helped me to move forward.
"She was doing it for her kids, and she was doing it for her family, so we can be together."
I signed up for this surgery because of my mom. Her too-soon death from breast cancer silenced her, but it wasn't going to silence me. This day I was staring into the untamed maw of the disease and finally talking back -- for me, for my husband and for my children.
Looking at my kids, I cannot let that be their legacy. Whenever, however I die, I want them to know that their mom did everything she could to stay alive, that my main goal was to be healthy for them, in body and mind. That's why I just scheduled my preventative double mastectomy.
See more stunning images and narratives from Beauty After Breast Cancer below, and learn more about the project here. "I
"This takes the conversation outside the realm of basic breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer is a fact of the human experience
Instead of going into something blindfolded, you are able to physically and mentally prepare yourself, be strong, and hope for the best outcome. Knowledge is power.
"As an artist, I refer to myself as a visual storyteller," Kenneth said. "How profound, that I get to help these women tell