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Two Sisters Battle [and Survive!] Breast Cancer Together {NSFW}

By Hanssie on June 14th 2014

Amanda-photographic-breast-cancer-2Each year hundreds of thousands of women are diagnosed with breast cancer – the second most deadly cancer among women after lung cancer. Chances are, you know someone who has it or has had it. In this case, two sisters were diagnosed with breast cancer and have battled through the long and painful journey. Together.

[REWIND: THE SCAR PROJECT: HEARTWRENCHING PHOTOGRAPHS OF BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS (NSFW)]

Sisters Suzie and Annie both are breast cancer survivors. They have each had one breast removed and later this month, Annie will undergo surgery to have the other one removed as well. Throughout this ordeal, the sisters, who were already close in their sisterly bond, are now bonded as women who have survived breast cancer and have supported someone close to them through the battle.

Suzie contacted Amanda Long of Amanda [Photographic] for a very special photo shoot to document their stories and capture a glimpse of their incredible love, strength and celebration – just this week, one of the sisters had a cancer free at the last doctor’s appointment!

The powerful photos below may contain disturbing images for some and is {NSFW}:

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This photo shoot is part of Project H.E.R. – Corvallis’ breast health services program. To see more of Amanda Long’s work, check out her website and her blog.

CREDITS: All photographs by Amanda Long are copyrighted and have been used with permission for SLR Lounge. Do not copy, modify or re-post this article or images without express permission from SLR Lounge and the artist.

About

Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at www.hanssie.com and www.fittedmagazine.com. Follow her on Instagram. Email her at:
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  1. Graham Curran

    Not one nipple. Why should this be NSFW?

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  2. Matt Walsh

    Great story! Congrats ladies!

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  3. suzie

    Regarding pictures of my sister and me post mastectomy. Need to let you know, my sis doesn’t need a mastectomy on her other boob this month. She is most pleased to announce after mammogram, Ultrasound, three biopsies, onco doc, blood work, cancer doc, she is NECATT (No Evidence of Cancer At This Time)!! MRI in December. WAA-HOO
    Life is Good!
    Suzie

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    • Hanssie

      Suzie,

      That is SOOOO awesome to hear!!! Thanks for sharing your story and photos!

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