In a bid to raise people’s awareness of breast cancer, 43-year old Anna Antell has caused quite a stir on social networking site Facebook. Here at OSM, Tim reported that the lady from Oxfordshire who herself had battled breast cancer with extensive surgery, had put her post op black and white pictures on the site. They were taken off her profile page with the view to them containing “nudity.” But today, good news for Anna, as Facebook has allowed her to put the images back on there.
I think at some point in our lives, each and every one of us is touched by cancer, whether it is ourselves, a relative or friend, and Anna wanted to share her experience to let everybody know that there is life after cancer, it can be treated and that you can still be beautiful even after surgery. Following on from the fantastic news, Anna is celebrating and has said, “brilliant news.
BBC News has reported that the pictures showed Anna modelling by covering one breast, and showing scar tissue to the removed breast. She said, “I think it is really good they have realised that it is a valid thing; me showing a bare shoulder and a scar is not offensive.”
She went on to say, “It is important to show these images to raise awareness to show what happens.”
What do you think about Facebook changing their mind? Do you agree with what Anna is trying to achieve? Do you yourself support breast cancer awareness? Let us know. Head on over to BBC News to find out more.
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