Mastectomy dating

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Women with mastectomies, unlike women who’ve had breast enhancements, have absolutely no feeling in their breasts, even though we have implants that look and feel like real breasts.

A good friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer a month after I was and I was, therefore, the guinea pig in our relationship.A number of us, however, are single and have to face the inevitable truth that we have to find our husbands (or, let’s get real, even a date) post-breast cancer and, for many of us, post-mastectomy.This post is specifically for them–to put a rather uncomfortable subject out there because so many of my survivor-friends face these same challenges, and I want them to know they are not alone.Angelina Jolie, one of the most powerful women in Hollywood, announced in 2013 that she had undergone a preventative double mastectomy because of a genetic mutation that put her at an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer. An increasing number of women who have this same genetic mutation are electing to have both of their breasts removed in order to decrease their chances of getting cancer.Like Jolie, I carry the same gene, and I also chose to have a double mastectomy and silicon breast reconstruction.

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