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Surgery Squad's Mastectomy

The fight against breast cancer is a tough one, and the treatment options are never easy. When doctors believe that it is necessary to remove a...


Breast cancer activists win battle with Facebook over mastectomy photos

A Change.org petition pushes the social network to be more conscientious in how it handles images depicting breast cancer survivors.

By June 12, 2013


Facebook makes exception to nudity policy?

A woman posts her topless picture, post-mastectomy, on Facebook, to raise awareness of breast cancer. Facebook removes it as 'sexual and abusive,' only to apologize and re-instate it after protests.

By May 29, 2009


Short Take: Online petitions circulated for breast cancer insurance bills

Netizens can sign online petitions supporting congressional hearings on two bills to improve insurance coverage for breast cancer patients. The bills are the Reconstructive Breast Surgery Benefits Act, which would require health insurers to cover reconstructive breast surgery if they already pay for mastectomies, and the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act, which would require insurers to provide at least 48 hours of inpatient hospital care following a mastectomy.

September 12, 1997