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A Few Words About Fake Breasts | Nell Boeschenstein | Granta | 20 August 2018
Memoir of a double mastectomy, undertaken after the writer discovers an inherited genetic susceptibility to breast and ovarian cancer. “Ever since that phone call you have been afraid to touch them. You have been afraid of what unfun your funbags might contain. One day, trying to conquer this fear, you feel a lump and go rushing to your doctor who palpates the breast and professes she cannot feel a thing. You are beginning to wonder whether this new knowledge is starting to drive you a little mad. You decide to cut them off”
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