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The Scar Project Canada
The SCAR Project aims to show the painful realities of women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer — and now these powerful portraits are making their debut in Canada.
Options After Diagnosis
Women should know what's accessible to them upon diagnosis so they can make informed decisions about their treatment. Sign the petition to require doctors to inform breast cancer patients of all of their options before undergoing surgery!
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On July 11th, I got the call with my husband sitting next to me holding my hand. After being told I had invasive cancer and many precancerous cells, I chose a double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction on August 5, 2014. A couple of days later, I was told that I had a lot more cancer than they thought. I had four tumors...
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I have seen some amazing pieces of art through my lifetime. Many have hung in art galleries while others are worn on a daily basis. I have often been in awe of those hanging in the galleries. The amount of time and skill it takes to paint a portrait or landscape shocks me every time. The details that are put into a sculpture could be seen as extremely accurate. Or you have those abstract pieces that take a lot of imagination and creativity. The same could be said for the art that a person wears on their body. It's still art, just a different canvas and medium.
People are expressing their love for art more often. My sister was the first of our family to get a tattoo on a trip to Vegas. It's a gorgeous tattoo and I enjoy looking at is as well. She took all the courage she had to do that in her twenties. I admire her bravery, but I just couldn't bring myself to be willing to do such a drastic thing.
There is a lot of worry for me that go into a tattoo. How painful will it be sticking a needle in your skin for hours on end? What happens if I don't like it or the tattoo artist was not as skilled as I thought they would be? This would be on my body for life. Could I stand to see it on a daily basis? Oh, the worry I put myself through...