by Clare Best
Women affected by hereditary breast cancer can carry a risk of up to 85% of developing the disease.How do they live with the risk, and what are their options ?
As the only female in two generations of her maternal family not to have contracted breast cancer, poet Clare Best decided to undergo preventive surgery.
Poems from Clare's sequence "Self-portrait without Breasts" and photographs by Laura Stevens tell a story that began as personal and became public, revealing the creative challenge each artist found in nthis challenging subject matter.
An article by leading cancer consultant Gareth Evans accompanies their work.
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