My inaccurate results meant I had been carrying around a devastatingly unnecessary burden for more than a decade.
How could I feel confident when I was wholeheartedly embarrassed by my jagged pink scars?
"I really want people people to be aware that this is an option," the tattoo artist and eyebrow expert said.
For eight years, Margaret Pelikan dreaded mammograms. In 2008, she had been diagnosed with a condition called lobular carcinoma
“It’s been an emotional rollercoaster.”
"I have this image of strength, power and fearlessness across my chest."
“She’s the toughest lady I know!”
"The variation is very striking."
"I really wanted to give a sign and a reminder of love and commitment."
The memory is still fresh in my mind more than 40 years later: I was a fourth-year surgical resident at the University of
"Scars are really just beautiful badges."