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Nipple Tattoos: Making Breast Cancer Survivors Feel Whole Again

Published On: |Kylie Chin

Women with breast cancer are traveling from all over the country and as far as India to the town of Finksburg, MD for something unusual—a three-dimensional nipple tattoo. Vinnie Myers, owner of Little Vinnie’s Tattoos, has been providing natural looking nipple tattoos to women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer for over a decade. […]

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Monokini 2.0: Swimsuits for Breast Cancer Survivors

Published On: |Kylie Chin

  “Who says you need two?” is a fitting tagline for a new swimwear collection targeting women who have undergone a mastectomy (breast removal) to treat breast cancer. Inspired by breast cancer survivor Elina Halttunen, the Monokini 2.0 is a community art project that aims to change the perception of what is considered beautiful unveiling a […]

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What is a Mastectomy?

Published On: |Kylie Chin

Mastectomy is a surgical procedure for breast cancer that involves removing malignant tissues of the breast. Depending on the type of mastectomy performed, the entire breast may be removed along with the axillary lymph node (underarm) to keep cancer from spreading to other areas of the body. A double mastectomy, or the removal of both […]

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Angelina Jolie Undergoes Double Mastectomy

Published On: |Kylie Chin

Actress and activist Angelina Jolie has undergone a preventative double mastectomy after being told by doctors she had an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer, along with a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer. The reason for the disturbing report stemmed back to the “faulty” gene, BRCA1, which drastically increases women’s risk of developing breast […]

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