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27 Mastectomy Scars Posts That Will Inspire You To See Your Scars Differently

When cancer tries to take your confidence, but ur like “No bitch. Not today.”

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“If it helps inspire one person undergoing treatment then it has served its purpose.” – Maggie Rose Moshier

#1 Show my scarred breasts in an attempt make a difference

"I’m using my body as a tool to shift systems on behalf of black liberation and sexual liberation and freedom from gender oppression." - source: ihartericka / Instagram

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#2 I Always Smiled Through The Pain!

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GOD I See You,40.............. I'm So Glad To Meet You On This Day October 23, 2016 Thank You God For This Day And Every Day Of My 40 Year Old Life! Thank You For Keeping Me In My Wrong Doing, And Thank You For Keeping Me As I Fought #BreastCancer I Post This Picture Today God To Show That My Physical Scars And Disfigured Chest Don't Bother Me, And Mentally You Kept Me When These Bad Things Could Of Messed My Mind Up! You Are A Way Maker A Comforter A Provider A Mother A Father A Sister A Brother A Educator And Most of All A #Healer! I Give You The Highest #PRAISE ON THIS DAY, Because You Didn't Have To Do What You've Done For Me Father In My 40 Years Of Life But You Did! #LifeAfterCancer & My Body Still Aches That #Chemotherapy Ain't No Joke But Thank You! I Still Can't Raise My Right Arm Up High Because Of The #Radiation But Thank You! I Don't Complain Or Never Questioned You On Why Me, Heck Why Not Me, So Thank You! Happy 40th Birthday To Me! 😢🙌🏾💐 #Emotional Because This Is Only A Quarter Of What Life Tossed At Me, You're So Great Father God And Again I Say THANK YOU FOR SAVING ME! #Im40 And A STAGE 3 B #19MonthBreastCancerSurvivor And A Survivor Of Many Many Many Things! I Made It 🙌🏾 #BreastCancerAwarnessMonth I Always Smiled Through The Pain! We All Have A Story But I Made It Through Mines. Hi 40 💋 Thank You Shon @imagemasterz313 Didn't Know What To Put On This Pic But It Turned Out Like God Planned Love You Bro 😘

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"I Post This Picture Today God To Show That My Physical Scars And Disfigured Chest Don't Bother Me, And Mentally You Kept Me When These Bad Things Could Of Messed My Mind Up!" - source: __tiffanirose__ / Instagram

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#3 Pictures (showing the battle scars) such as this ☝ bring hope

"We hear that some people are against breast cancer survivors showing their reconstructed breasts simply because 'it makes them feel uncomfortable'.
But you need to remember that cancer survivors fought a battle most lose their lives fighting but they WON!!!
Pictures (showing the battle scars) such as this ☝ bring hope to a lot of fighters out there and if it inspires them to fight harder, why don't you just let them be and hope to God you never have to be in their shoes!!!" - source: miraclesandmesses / Instagram

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#4 Show the world my mastectomy “cuts”!

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#5 Do I mourn my body?

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I haven’t said anything about breast cancer this month, though I’ve thought about it almost every single day. As the Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to an end, let me start with some really hard hitting posts that affected me in more ways than I imagined... we give breasts so much importance in a woman’s life that without them, you’re almost not a woman - and with them, visible, all you are is sexual. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. Breasts, nipples - are a part of both genders. Defining a woman’s sexuality and appeal on the basis of breasts is an awfully objectifying, patriarchal thing that we do as a society. I see photos where a girls nipples are visible (yes, including mine) and men leaving comments like, ‘good to suck’... ‘show me more of that other actresses’... ‘suck them hard’... the purpose of nipples is NOT that. Really. Breasts have other purposes. NONE sexual ones. It’s a pity if you weren’t taught them in your Biology class. Anyway, I hope you stay with me in this little journey I’m about to take you on through some really intense stories of really strong women that are inspirational, beautiful, warriors. Create awareness. #Repost @stylelikeu ・・・ "My oncologist finally said 'No matter what they do to you you're going to constantly look at it and you're not going to be happy. Because you want it to be the way it was... it's never going to be the way it was. So you can either mourn that, move forward - or get reconstruction.' I'm like 'I'm just going to move forward. And this is who I am now.' And it's actually delightful. I have no problem with it. Sure my scars ache, my nipples talk sometimes - the invisible ones. My body is a road map of everything I've lived through. Do I mourn my body? Yes, my ovaries are gone, my breasts are gone. But now it's just a new chapter and it's moving on and changing. If we don't change and evolve and move forward as opposed to going backwards to try to recreate what we had, you're static, you're not evolving." Watch Gail's full video at the link In our bio. #TheWhatsUnderneathProject #DispellingBeautyMyths #BreastCancerAwareness #breastcancer #women #breasts #awareness #educate #womenempowerment #bcam

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"Yes, my ovaries are gone, my breasts are gone. But now it's just a new chapter and it's moving on and changing. If we don't change and evolve and move forward as opposed to going backwards to try to recreate what we had, you're static, you're not evolving." - source: redheadwayfarer / Instagram

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#6 We are stronger, braver, and freer together.

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#7 My scars serve as a reminder of how far I’ve come

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#8 The lowest point I had ever been in

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Today's incredible #MyBodyStory featuring @domtheblogger is now live on DoTheHotpants.com! 👇👇 Link in my profile! 👆👆 Today on the blog, Dom shares her story about what it was like finding out she'd need a double mastectomy at age 26. She describes the experience right after her surgery as "the lowest point I had ever been in. When the time came to get in the shower, I would let the steam cover the mirrors because I didn't want to see my reflection with these battered, botched breasts." • But soon Dom realized something in her had to change, and her first act of radical self acceptance was a topless photoshoot. "I had so many people share their shaming opinions of my move to reveal my scars. I also received a great amount of body shaming from the internet. But then something amazing happened: I started getting a huge amount of women sharing their insecurities with me! People were looking up to me and gaining strength to get through what they were going through." • Dom says she still has hard days; some days she still cries and wants to scream. But she is very mindful to allow herself to feel those emotions but then move on and not stay in the negative space. "I have to choose ME, removing whatever works against who I am, choosing to only make moves towards being the ultimate me!" • Please read Dom's story on DoTheHotpants.com, and thank you Dom for sharing your journey and power with us. You are incredible and I know your words and vulnerability will help and inspire countless others. Thank you for being a part of this series ❤️ • #MyBodyStory #DoTheHotpants

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"Dom says she still has hard days; some days she still cries and wants to scream. But she is very mindful to allow herself to feel those emotions but then move on and not stay in the negative space." - source: danasuchow / Instagram

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#9 Behind the scenes

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#10 Another STRONG WARRIOR!💪

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#11 This is me. Only a week or so after my double mastectomy

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Today instead of #tushytuesday I feel called to share this photo in what I might call #truth Tuesday. This is me. Only a week or so after my double mastectomy. It’s hard to look at, I know. (It’s why I resisted sharing for so long). At first glance you see scars, swelling and bruises. Darkness and pain. A mangled body. You may want to turn away. But if you are brave enough to look closer, you’ll see strength and resilience. Beauty in imperfection. Femininity that hasn’t been stolen by surgery. I am a woman with body issues. I am sure so many can relate. Ironically though, I always loved my breasts. I thought waking up without them would be devastating to me as a woman. The truth is it’s only made me a stronger more confident one. Today, on this truth Tuesday I ask every woman out there to be honest with yourself about what makes you powerful. Beautiful. Strong. Happy. I doubt very highly that any of those answers are in any physical attributes alone. Find what makes you whole and nurture it. Love it. Love yourself. Love others. Love life. After reconstruction, I am grateful my chest looks a lot better, but I will always hold this photo close to remind me of my resilience and the fragility of life. I hope sharing it with you has helped you too. Thank you to my friends @seelyphotography_fleurdelees and @damianbattinelli who made this photo what it is. It’s a gift that has really helped me heal. Love you both. #cancer #breastcancer #everydaysurvivor #mastectomy #warrior #scars

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"At first glance you see scars, swelling and bruises. Darkness and pain. A mangled body. You may want to turn away.
But if you are brave enough to look closer, you’ll see strength and resilience. Beauty in imperfection. Femininity that hasn’t been stolen by surgery." - source: jenrozenbaum / Instagram

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#12 Embrace your scars

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We all have scars... some are physical and some are mental/emotional. Some people love their scars and some people hate them. Regardless, they make us who we are. They tell our stories. They remind us of the battles we have won. They have cracked us open yet we are here and we survived. When you look in the mirror at your scars I hope you feel beautiful. And brave. I hope that it reminds you that miracles happen and you are the living proof. I hope that you know that with your scar you can change the world. I encourage you to try to love and embrace your scars, the ones that make you different, the ones that make you who you are 💫 . When I got the email from @womenshealthmag that they were doing a feature on notable women with scars I was overcome with gratitude and pride. I’ve always loved my scars and I was so excited to be sharing these feelings with one of my favorite magazines. Thank you to Women’s Health for so eloquently showing our scars and for sharing our stories and making me feel so freaking beautiful. And to the other warrriors who were featured, my #scarsisters, I’m so empowered and blown away by your strength. We may be different, but that’s what makes us all beautiful. If you’ve ever felt like you weren’t yourself or you weren’t beautiful because of your scar - I hope this helps you realize that that couldn’t be farther from the truth 🙏🏻✨ . #ourscarsaresexy #breasties #breastcancer #fuckcancer #cancersucks #warrior #scars #survivor #previvor #brca #whstrong

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"Showing our scars and for sharing our stories and making me feel so freaking beautiful." - source: paige_previvor / Instagram

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#13 I always bathe with clothing and full makeup on 🛀🏽👩🏽‍🎤

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#14 Breast cancer is not a boob job

"Am I grateful I was able to have reconstruction, yes. Will I embrace this body, yes. Do I love my scars, hell yes. But breast cancer isn’t a boob job." - source: jenrozenbaum / instagram

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#15 I’m still the same Brittney

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It took a lot for me to actually post this picture but I felt it was necessary. I don't care if people want to unfollow me for this. I just want to show what breast cancer really is and help create awareness. It's not just pink ribbons and wearing pink in October. It's so much more. Breast cancer takes so much from a woman, her breasts, her hair, her confidence, her health, her energy, her whole life changes after being diagnosed. It's not pretty and it's definitely not easy. After my mastectomy it was really hard for me at first to see myself without my breasts. I was a double D before so it was a huge change. When I first saw what I looked like I felt disgusted and I wanted to throw up. Now, I couldn't be any more confident. I love myself! I still feel sexy and beautiful without my hair and boobs. I even gained weight from the treatment I'm on and I'm okay with that. I'm still the same Brittney I was before and nothing will ever change that.. not even cancer. Yes, I miss my boobs, my hair, and my "normal" life before cancer but I believe everything happens for a reason. Of course I wish this didn't happen to me, but it did and I can't change that so why dwell on it? Instead I want to make a difference and help save lives. You are NEVER too young or old to start doing self breast exams. This should be done at least once a month and if you really don't know what your doing , just google it! It's so important that you do. Trust me, you don't want to find it at a late stage. And guys .. you can get it too! It doesn't discriminate against gender. I'm not posting this to scare/gross anyone out, it's just for breast cancer awareness to show what it's really like. I really hope I will encourage at least one person to start checking them self on a regular basis and open their eyes to breast cancer. This is real and it can happen to anyone. "Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you" To all my pink sisters who are battling/ battled breast cancer never forget how beautiful you are. 💕😘💪🏼 #mastectomy #breastcancerawareness #breastcancer

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"I'm still the same Brittney I was before and nothing will ever change that.. not even cancer. Yes, I miss my boobs, my hair, and my "normal" life before cancer but I believe everything happens for a reason. Of course I wish this didn't happen to me, but it did and I can't change that so why dwell on it?" - source: brittneybeadle / Instagram

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#16 Embrace the fullness of being human

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#17 I didn’t think I’d ever date again

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A year ago I couldn’t imagine my life ever progressing. The only thing I could think of were my challenges—at the top of that list was my body. I was so uncomfortable in my skin, from the looks I got because of my bald head to the scans of my flat, amputated chest. I didn’t think I’d ever date again. I cried because I couldn’t imagine anyone ever loving me. It’s hard enough to date when you’re whole, I didn’t even know where to begin explaining my body to anyone. Today I’m so much more confident. I know it’s partly due to reconstruction. It’s early stages still and I have all the scars that haven’t faded and another surgery to go, but I feel hope—more importantly, I’m getting my confidence back. I’m not as ashamed of my body. I’m learning to love it. I’m thankful for all the women before me who fought to make breast reconstruction just as much part of the breast cancer journey as chemo or a mastectomy is. I’m still nervous about dating and I wouldn’t win any body positivity contest just yet, but I’m taking baby steps. Hopefully a year from now I’ll be so much further along. I better be bc a bitch is lonely af!!!!! • • • • • • • • #breastcancersurvivor #breastcancer #cancersurvivor #cancersucks #fuckcancer🎀 #fuckcancer #breastreconstruction #bodypositive #bodypositivity #bodiposi #bodypositivemovement #selfcare #sundayvibes #me #selfie

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"I’m getting my confidence back. I’m not as ashamed of my body. I’m learning to love it. I’m thankful for all the women before me who fought to make breast reconstruction just as much part of the breast cancer journey as chemo or a mastectomy is. I’m still nervous about dating and I wouldn’t win any body positivity contest just yet, but I’m taking baby steps." - source: heyyjules_ / Instagram

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#18 Never feel ashamed of showing your scars

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#19 A love that knows no scar

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#20 When cancer tries to take your confidence, but ur like “No bitch. Not today.”

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#21 The most massive characters are seared with scars

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#22 Survival looks good on me

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I bare my chest to show you my scars. I was so reluctant to put healing serum on them at first, I was afraid they would vanish. These scars are a reminder of what happened inside my body, what had to happen to survive and what needs to happen to reconstruct my body back to normal. 〰️ I’m tempted to write that my body isn’t perfect. These expanders didn’t fill up my whole breast like they were supposed to. My right breast is pronounced more forward and my left breast is more wide. But scratch all that, they are perfect. I’ve never been more in love with my body than I am today. I’ve been through so much. I never thought I’d have the strength or the resilience that I do today. 〰️ And even though I still need to have my exchange surgery and my wonderful plastic surgeon, Dr. Russell Ashinoff, will turn me into a masterpiece. I am astonished with the amount of self love I have for me and my new body. I will not hide my scars, my new breasts or my brand new self confidence. Survival looks good on me. . ✨I dedicate this to anyone that is currently struggling with their acceptance of their new body.✨ . . #breastcancer #breastcancerawareness #brcanegative #larryhatesthursdays #tnbc #triplenegativebreastcancer #cancer #strongandbrave #wearesurvivors #thriver #mastectomy #doublemastectomy #chemo #chemotherapy #expanders #radiation #plasticsurgery #stage3 #livingmybestlife #youngadultcancer #youngbreastcancer #notaboobjob #foobs #communitymedicalcenter #hospitallife #mastectomyscars #selflove #survival

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"I dedicate this to anyone that is currently struggling with their acceptance of their new body." - source: talkischeapxo / Instagram

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#23 Love yourself more

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#24 10 months post-mastectomy today✨

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10 months post-mastectomy today✨ There are number of things I could discuss on this day, and as any other day I will focus on the positive of this journey, while acknowledging some of the down sides. First of all, I can’t express in words my gratitude that I am now 5% at risk for breast cancer, instead of 80-85%. Second of all, I have been given this blessing to know my genes and my risks, and the chance to be able to choose to previve. If i had to do it all over again, today I can say with confidence that I would. I have never regretted my choice because I chose being free of the worries that would have weighted me down on a daily basis. The part I have a hard time with sometimes is the loss of sensation, not feeling my chest is still making my brain pause and “wait what” me daily. If there is something I can say to all of the women who are presented with these kind of choices or in the process (mastectomy or strict controls) , there is no right or wrong. Only what feels right to you. Keep in mind that it is your body and you are entitled to choose. My vision and experience might be different than yours, but remember that you are not alone. We are a whole bunch of badass mutants, survivors , thrivers (...) so never hesitate to reach out to people who are in the same boat. They say some communities are “the group you don’t want to be part of” but I can tell you that I have met some of the most beautiful people there is through ours. Love you all 😍 . #mastectomyscars #breastreconstruction #brca2 #awarness #brcasisterhood #breastcancerawareness #expanders #breastimplants #foobs #doublemastectomy #previvor #teardropimplants #knowyourrisks #scarstories #scarsarebeautiful #10months #brca1 #geneticmutation #mutant #geneticmutant #breasties #breastie #breastfriend

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"I can’t express in words my gratitude that I am now 5% at risk for breast cancer, instead of 80-85%. Second of all, I have been given this blessing to know my genes and my risks, and the chance to be able to choose to previve." - source: emmajcj / Instagram

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#25 Scars out…don’t care.

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#26 I’m thankful for my struggle

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#27 I am secure in what my body is now

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