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This is a freind of mine whom had a lumpectomy in her left breast a few years ago. Her cancer is in remission now.  Her goal was to let people know that no matter the changes to your body, you never stop being proud of what and who you are. We talked about doing a photo that showcased the changes cuased by her surgery and this is the result we hit on.
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Given 2014-07-30
Survivor by tolnari
An extremely touching piece, with a strong message. Beautifully done. ( Featured by Mrs-Durden )
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Your friend was brave to let you take this picture of her scar like this. Breast cancer is an extremely important issue, but a lot of people forget exactly what can happens to its victims, including those who survive. We see the shaved heads, but not the removed breasts. We run the races, but we don't see the scars. We talk, but we don't see, do we? More light needs to be brought to this side of the breast cancer discussion. We need less pink ribbons and more photos like this. Maybe we can make some progress by having women like this show their scars.
What do you think?
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sumarlegur Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like she had a lumpectomy on her right breast, not her left.
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k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a very touching Image. Bravo!! :clap:
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:icondeejay1993:
DeeJay1993 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
This makes me feel weird but your friend is very lucky and strong 
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Niko-79 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
This, it´s art. Thanks for this pic!!!! Very great!!!!!
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:iconoomadcatoo:
oOMadCatOo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Inspiring, powerful and touching.
Although the topic isn't beautiful, the bravery of your friend is. Indeed.
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:iconhailstormnightmare:
hailstormnightmare Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Powerful. The strength people hold after events like this tends to make the person more beautiful than they could be with looks. Strength can go a long way, farther than your looks can.
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wilder Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful, amazing, and inspiring piece of photography.  Thank you for sharing with us, and thank your friend for being brave enough to share as well.
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Uvudu-Imaging Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional Photographer
POWERFUL
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:iconhebidoku:
Hebidoku Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
I don't dare to say beautiful, because it isn't. Cancer and it's scars is never beautiful. But the picture is well done and encouraging!
Thank you for taking a picture with such a deep meaning. And also thanks for your friend, who shared a small part of her story with us.
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:iconwordeea:
Wordeea Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
perfectly done.
gorgeous woman
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:icony-o-d-h:
Y-O-D-H Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Cancer has taken the lives of those I hold most dear to my heart. My mother, an aunt, my maternal grandmother, two of my wife's uncles and an aunt, and her maternal grandmother. It has threatened the lives of my mother-in-law, my wife, both of my sisters, my great uncle, all of my wife's sisters but one, and well, the list goes on.
To say this image strikes an emotional cord with me is a bit of an understatement. Tell your friend that I admire her courage and fortitude, and I hope for a long and healthy life for her.
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:iconryan1147:
ryan1147 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this is gross.
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:iconnyx-valentine:
Nyx-Valentine Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Nah, comments like this are gross :)
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:iconryan1147:
ryan1147 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I am getting the feeling that there was a predetermined acceptable response to this photo and no room for free speech apparently lol.
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:iconblastoisiken:
Blastoisiken Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
No kidding. Her skin also looks like leather. 
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:iconryan1147:
ryan1147 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
that's insulting to dead cow skin lol.
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:iconblastoisiken:
Blastoisiken Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Lmfao
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:iconuvudu-imaging:
Uvudu-Imaging Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional Photographer
you are gross and incredibly shallow.
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:iconryan1147:
ryan1147 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
you must really hate free speech.
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:iconuvudu-imaging:
Uvudu-Imaging Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Photographer
no, just idiots
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:iconryan1147:
ryan1147 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
idiots are people too professor
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:iconredzero44:
Redzero44 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Brave and beautiful photo.
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:iconmalifos:
Malifos Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Courageous and heartening.
I can see this being a great way to give people hope.
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:iconkalos-kagathos:
Kalos-Kagathos Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
absolutely amazing! I think scars, damages, losses etc. make people even more beautiful, more real and build personalities that can see and understand more, encourage and support others with their experience and strength.
Thank you for letting me see this.
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:iconmaugre:
Maugre Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Well then, I didn't expect to see an artistic nude that was actually artistic hit my front page.
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:iconaretin:
Aretin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Shocking, but encouraging. Thank you.
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:iconmorticia-lynne:
Morticia-Lynne Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student Writer
Scars are war badges sown into the flesh,
and it sounds like she won.
Congragulations to her, and a aplause to both of you.
This is a absalotely gorgeous shot, and a even more beautiful model.
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:iconolearysfunphotos:
olearysfunphotos Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very touching shot. Our Mothers, Wife's, Sisters and even or Brothers somehow we must find the cure.
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:iconmagicrat:
MagicRat Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Wow. This is a very powerful photo.
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:iconfrotwirth:
Frotwirth Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Finally, some nudity on deviantArt with actual meaning!
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:iconthislefang:
Thislefang Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i know right
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Eviecats Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
People recoil so often from women they deem imperfect, but to me this is a story of pure strength.  My best friend's mom died of breast cancer, it hits home in a powerful way.  I also a bit disgusted by how many people couldn't be bothered to read the artist comment before asking ignorant questions ugh.  
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:iconhirswa:
Hirswa Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
she's a strong,great 
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:iconarynchris:
ArynChris Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
This is really important.  Don't ever hesitate to do things like this, or to help people be brave.
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:iconlovelyshrew:
LovelyShrew Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Powerful, simple, beautiful. Thank you.
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DiegoWolf28 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
there is so much power and strength in this picture you and the model worked well together to get that across, thank you and thank her for being so strong.
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RavingDork Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student Photographer
Was it abuse? My first thought was cancer, but I didn't think surgeons left you disfigured if they could help it. Wouldn't they have performed corrective surgery to make it look normal?
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Stormweaver-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
They only preform any kind of re constructive surgery if the person asks that it be preformed, and it's usually after
the healing of the initial surgery has be done. At least that's how it was for my aunt, I'm assuming it may be different
in other countries
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RavingDork Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Photographer
Thanks for the info.
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:iconstormweaver-arts:
Stormweaver-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
no problem :)
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:iconlouiecorn:
louiecorn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
"Her cancer is in remission now."
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:iconravingdork:
RavingDork Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Photographer
Thanks.
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:iconcrystalcritic:
CrystalCritic Featured By Owner Edited Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
. . . .What? I'm a bit confused.
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:iconusagibunns:
UsagiBunns Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
She had a cancer tumor removed 
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:iconcrystalcritic:
CrystalCritic Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh.
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:icontolnari:
tolnari Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you everyone. I am honored by the compliments. My friend is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support, she was just blown away. Your positvie comments have made a difference in her life.
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Berqist Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
She is more of a person though there may be less of her. Please thank your friend for her bravery, congratulate her on her victory, and reassure her of her beauty for us.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautifully done, indeed.  It's the gentle resolve of her face that makes the shot.  (Thank you, Nina Mrs-Durden.)
Steve
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