Antoinette Furlonge was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30, and now that she is cancer free she is working to raise awareness about the disease and how it is not just found in older women.The Voice
reports that Furlonge is now on a mission to help others by raising awareness about breast cancer, and she has gone through several steps to regain her own confidence along the way.
Furlonge will be featured as Miss October in the How to Look Good Naked 2011 calendar, and she also appeared on the British television show of the same name. On her episode, she removed her clothing and looked at her body in the mirror, one of the first times she had done so since being diagnosed with the illness.
"It made you feel like you achieved something. You've come so far on your journey and then you've done your naked photo shoot and it makes you feel like ahhhh, I could do that again," she told the news source.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.