Every year 8686 women are diagnosed of breast cancer and 2646 die because of it in Colombia, according to the World Health Organization. These portraits show the traces that left the masectomy in the bodies of five women living in the city of Cali and how they have recovered their vanity.
Face a new identity after the masectomy is not the only challenge for them, but also the injustices of medical insurances, known as EPS (Entidades Promotoras de Salud), to access to appointments with doctors, exams, medications, etc.
You can read their complete stories in El País newspaper, where originally where published in spanish.
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