These Pictures Of A Breast Cancer Survivor’s Body Will Show You What It’s Really Like
- IWB Post
- November 3, 2015
36-year-old Jenn Alter was tired of seeing people sexualizing breast cancer. To stop them all, she posted pictures of her breast cancer showing how painful the treatments can be.
She shared these pictures on her Tumblr account displaying what has happened to her body after she underwent 35 days of radiation treatments for breast cancer in 2013.
She wrote, “Breast cancer isn’t sexy. It’s not about saving the boobies. It’s not about no bra day, which is really just an excuse for women to post sexy pics of their nipples pressing through their clothes. It’s scars, nausea, pain, bald heads, burnt skin and broken hearts.”
She told The Huffington Post, “October is hard for breast cancer survivors as it is breast cancer awareness month. I have a problem with ‘awareness’ of this issue being sexual in nature. Memes like ‘save the boobies’ or ‘no bra day’ can be offensive and demeaning to survivors, many of whom have lost their breasts during cancer treatment. We aren’t trying to save breasts. We are trying to save our lives.”
See the full post on Alter’s Tumblr here.