mastectomy

Fighting Words

All the Ways People Shame My Post-Cancer Body

You can miss me with the fake nipples, doc.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
6.22.18
breast cancer

I Got Breast Cancer But Not a Mastectomy

For those with breast cancer, a mastectomy may seem the best option. I thought so–until the last minute.
Joanna Moorhead
2.6.18
Health

Life After a Double Mastectomy at 33

A young, single New York City woman is diagnosed with the genetic mutation that gave her mother breast cancer. After removing her breasts, unanswerable questions about her future loom large.
Elyssa Goodman
1.19.18
Cancer

This Woman Made Her Own Nipples After Breast Cancer

"Until that point, I showered in the dark because every time I looked at myself, I started crying."
Jordan Rosenfeld
10.3.17
is this real life?

Episode 7: The Day I Said Goodbye to My Right Breast

I can't stop thinking about what kind of bra I'll wear and how it will work.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
6.9.17
breast cancer

Overcoming a Mastectomy as a Young Woman

We spoke to five women under 35 who have undergone mastectomies about their recovery from breast cancer.
Milly McMahon
4.26.17
Transformations

How Testosterone Made Me a Dick

And other adventures in gender-affirmation surgery.
Chris Edwards
1.5.17
Health

What It’s Like to Get Breast Cancer As a 24-Year-Old Man

It's pretty awkward being a dude with a "female disease."
Kristen Domonell
4.26.16
Health

What It's Like to Have Photos of Your Mastectomy Go Viral

“Does this make you uncomfortable? It should.”
Darlena Cunha
11.2.15
Stuff

When Breast Cancer Strikes Without Symptoms

When my childhood best friend was diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer, she was 26 years old, beautiful, and athletic—and there was no tell-tale "lump."
Vicki Rox
8.29.15
Cancer

And Now This: Author Elizabeth Wurtzel Reckons with Breast Cancer

"So I have breast cancer, which like many things that happen to women is mostly a pain in the ass."
Elizabeth Wurtzel
2.5.15
vice shorts

I'm Short, Not Stupid Presents: David Cronenberg's 'The Nest'

Here's an unsettling NSFW short film from Canadian body-horror maestro David Cronenberg. Check this one out after office hours, so no one will be quietly judging you as you watch a naked woman ask to have an unlicensed mastectomy from a creepy unseen...
Jeffrey Bowers
7.7.14
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