One Year of Breast Cancer Treatment

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Emily Helck was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, and started a blog, The Real Tumors of New Jersey, to chronicle her story. She also took pictures every week, which she combined into one video to show how her appearance changed over that time.

I'm still not completely sure why I took these photos. At first it had to do with documenting the hair saga. But it wound up becoming about something else, too. The photos became hash marks scratched on the wall, marking time spent inhabiting the world of this disease. Every time I set up the tripod was another week down. Or was it another week lost?

Becoming aware of what one patient goes through, even just a little bit, seems an appropriate way to enter Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. -via Buzzfeed

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My very good friend is one of this year's statistics. She's at the stage now where her hair is about an inch long again and she's doing fantastic. Her journey has brought cancer into my sphere like nothing else had. Thanks for posting this video. I loved it!
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