Beauty After Breast Cancer
The book that breast cancer patients state they wish they’d had
while battling and recovering from breast cancer.
As a nurse and a mastectomy patient, I wanted a resource that would help me to feel like a strong and beautiful woman again, instead of someone defined by my scars and my losses.
I couldn’t find anything that really helped me reconnect with my sense of self and feel normal again, and so I vowed to help create a book that would do this for myself and every other breast cancer patient who touched it.
As a breast cancer specific product (instead of a regular monthly purchase), this might be outside of your spectrum. But it is something special that doesn’t exist in any other capacity. And it’s been a lifeline for those who have found it, but that’s not nearly enough people.. So I thought I’d see if you had an interest in helping us share it!
This is not a product that only gives money to breast cancer. This is a product that gives hope to breast cancer patients and their families. It is a 100% not-for-profit book that returns all profits to additional outreach services, and it can purchased for friends, or donated to breast cancer offices and clinics where it then reaches additional people who most need that hope.
Created by a nurse and mastectomy patient, this 178 page resource book shares comprehensive (but easy to understand) information, accompanied by the stories and bare-chested portraits of 37 women and 1 man; who talk about what it took to hang onto themselves and their sense of beauty through breast cancer.
“The professional and gorgeous photos of women is full of joy, and the attitude is that they may have lost a body part, but they didn’t lose what is most important. This book should be in every single breast surgeon’s office.” – But doctor…I hate pink
Each of the book’s participants shares the tips they most wish they’d known, and they share images of how their bodies changed through surgery and treatment. The portraits are strong, beautiful images of “life beyond breast cancer” that show what different surgeries really look like…but they show more than that.
“This book is like my own personal support group. Whenever I’m feeling scared, or isolated I can go to it and feel solid again.” -Breast cancer patient, Amy
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— Celebrate Woman (@DiscoverSelf) October 5, 2017
For unlike the images currently shown to patients, these photos also provide hope and positive body confidence to those undergoing significantly body-altering surgeries. They provide proof that there is life beyond cancer.
“With one foot in the medical world and one foot in the patient world, Katelyn Carey had the experience and knowledge it takes to create a life-changing book aimed at individuals diagnosed with breast cancer. This book is not an insipid pamphlet or images lined with statistics. It is a work of art that is accomplishing exactly what modern medicine would not.” – Samantha Matcovsky, Huffington Post