Brave mom of 4’s nude cancer survivor pics
Brave mom loses 100 Facebook friends after posting photos of her scars online.
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If you’re a mom of four, chances are you are pretty damned good at toughing it out. How much more, then, if you have also battled cancer and survived. Brave mom Beth Whaanga has done just that. And, according to The Stir, she has taken it one step further: in a Photo project called “Under the Red Dress” she has posed nude to display her scars in order to help people realise that underneath our clothes, people may be carrying all sorts of physical challenges and overcoming.

Some people just can't cope with the naked truth

Beth’s shoot, done by photographer Nadia Masot is breathtaking. It’s hard to take in just what you’re seeing. When she shared the pictures on Facebook, over 100 of her friends unfriended her. This woman who was diagnosed with cancer a little over a year ago is determined to keep sharing her message. She has had a double mastectomy, breast reconstruction and complete hysterectomy, but she calls herself a “breast cancer preventer” rather than “survivor.”

Don't put off the checks and doctors visits

Breast cancer is an issue which affects many families. It’s easy, when you’re a young mom, to forget to perform regular self-exams and attend medical check-ups. Time is at a premium, so often young moms put their family’s priorities above their own. It’s also possible that the bugs and illnesses associated with early childhood may have gnawed away at the budget, so some women just shrug off the next gynae visit.

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Facebook, usually notorious for removing pictures of breastfeeding moms and other nude pictures has allowed Beth's campaign to remain available on the site.

Take a look at some of Beth’s amazing pictures:

Beth Whaanga/Nadia Masot: Facebook: Under the Red Dress

Do you check your breasts for lumps regularly?

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