This woman's powerful photo shows the painful reality of breast cancer

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What Are Common Breast Cancer Symptoms?

As we wrap up the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the general conscientious is one of support; as attention continues to grow around this devastating disease.

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But one woman is not 100% happy with the "save the boobies" message. 36-year-old Jenn Alter is currently in remission from breast cancer, and wants the world to see what the disease actually looks like.​



Instead of cute pink t-shirts, rubber bracelets with pink ribbons, and braless social media campaigns, Alter wants to expose people to the real hurt and pain that comes with the cancer. Alter posted the following pictures on her Tumblr page, along with the following message.

"This was during my 35 day radiation treatment back in 2013. Breast cancer isn't sexy. It's not about saving the boobies. It's not about no bra day, which is really just an excuse for women to post sexy pics of their nipples pressing through their clothes. It's scars, nausea, pain, bald heads, burnt skin, and broken hearts.

If this doesn't make you "aware" then I don't know what will.

Does it make you uncomfortable? It should."


Warning, these graphic photos and language could be disturbing to some viewers:

http://pushinginthepin.tumblr.com/post/131194053686/pushinginthepin-heres-your-fucking-breast


Thankfully, Alter is now in remission. As reported by The Huffington Post, "she wanted to show people that breast cancer is about more than cute T-shirts and sexy phrases."



Here are the warning signs and risk factors of breast cancer:

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Warning signs and risk factors of breast cancer
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This woman's powerful photo shows the painful reality of breast cancer

Risk factors of breast cancer: obesity

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Risk factors of breast cancer: lack of exercise

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Risk factors of breast cancer: alcohol use

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Risk factors of breast cancer: an unhealthy diet

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Risk factors of breast cancer: smoking

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Common signs of breast cancer: a breast mass that is hard and/or irregular 

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Common signs of breast cancer: changes in the skin of the breast such as puckering, irritation, scaling, dimpling, redness or thickening

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Common signs of breast cancer: swelling of all or part of the breast, even with no specific lump

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Common signs of breast cancer: enlargement or swelling of the lymph nodes in the armpit area

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Common signs of breast cancer: nipple discharge, that is not breast milk

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Common signs of breast cancer: nipple retraction, which looks like a turning inward of the nipple

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