She took the decision to undergo a double masectomy
, having seen her mum and two of her four sisters suffer from the disease.
This year, she had the double masectomy
which also saw tissue taken from her back and silicone added for reconstruction surgery.
The models were all found by Gill Orton, of Butterfly Bras, Coventry, who provides a bra fitting service for masectomy
patients, and are all cancer survivors themselves.
One had recently had a masectomy
, one was recovering from a back operation, one suffers from osteoporosis and one had a painful knee.
She says: "When I first found out I had to have a masectomy
, I got into a total panic.
Kathleen Chalfant can shave her head to become a cancer victim for Wit, but she can't have a masectomy
(though I did once see a performer reveal her scarred chest).
o 1867 Joseph Lister performed a masectomy
on his sister Isabella using carbolic acid as an antiseptic.
Women who have large DCIS tumors may still need a masectomy
A first tumour was removed, but four years later in 1995 she needed a masectomy