One woman is proudly showing off her double mastectomy scars in a brand-new video for Allure.
Samantha Paige, an master and Los Angeles native, was lately featured in a video for the magazine’s” Dispelling Beauty Myths” video sequence. In the video, Paige has pointed out that she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer when she was in college.
” I don’t know that I fully understood in that time what it would signify really for the next 20 years of “peoples lives” ,” Paige said, referring to the moment she found out she had thyroid cancer.” And I — maybe not in that particular moment — but in those months, detached from my mas .”
After overpowering thyroid cancer, Paige’s doctors supported her to get tested for the BRCA 1 gene mutation( which determines if person or persons has an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer) because her father was diagnosed with breast cancer at 31 and she herself had already had cancer.
Paige tested positive for the BRCA 1 gene mutant and, merely seven several months after giving birth to her only daughter, experienced a preventative doubled mastectomy.
This is how I’m meant to be. This feels as if this is me.
After the surgery, she chose to get breast enhancement because she didn’t know there was any other option.
” I was presented with the options of here are the implants that most women get ,” she said.” And I recollect there being a little whisper of like, actually, this is it? If doing nothing was presented, it was certainly not presented without bias, and I don’t recall it being presented .”
Paige described feeling awkward in her own organization for the eight years that she had breast implants. It wasn’t until she was sitting with her daughter on New Year’s Eve of January 2016 that she had a moment of lucidity: she wished to get her breast enhancement taken out.
” It was as if all of determinations that had come before led to this moment of utter clarity and utter knowing of self ,” Paige said.” And is capable of being confidently say,’ Yes! I want to be flat. I’m aroused to be flat .'”
Now, Paige said, she’s never seemed more like herself than since the day her implants were removed.
” This is how I’m meant to be. This feels as if this is me ,” she said, adding that she’s” never find more feminine” in her life.” I feel more like the status of women than ever before without my tits ,” she said.