Breast cancer, or any form of cancer at all, is hard to deal with, and a young woman who survived breast cancer has taken to Instagram to share her story along with some photos how her breast changed as a result of the disease.
Jessica Geneva Florence, 24, discovered she had cancer at the age of 22. Since then she’s been battling the ailment which afflicts about 1 in 8 women. Jessica shared photos of her bare breast, showing what it now looks like following surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.
The brave young woman, who now helps other breast cancer warriors, also shared a very startling photo of what her breast looked like immediately after radiation. She is finally free from cancer after having her last treatment yesterday and she decided to share the goodnews along with what her journey has been like.
She wrote: “FIRST OF ALL … My name is Jessica Geneva Florence. I am now 24 years old, and I survived , better yet SLAYED breast cancer! ? Death to this silent monster!!! I am finally putting you to rest.
“Today I had my last treatment and it feels so amazing to reach the finish line !! When I was diagnosed at the age of 22, I never thought I would ever feel like the same woman I was before I lost the only thing I knew, made me a woman. To the freedom and liberation I feel is like no other .You constantly battle that feeling of being pretty and hideous as if you’re the monster who killed the only you you knew.
“Big shouts to @ihartericka because it is most definitely a lonely personal battle..she inspires me to not be afraid to get out there and love again , and most importantly to love who I am , what I’ve endured, and who I will be come.
“October has come to an end yet we feel this is the only time to bring awareness and support breast cancer. We will honor ALL fighters and ALL survivors year round ! We will not be celebrated for just one month !”