2006 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, 3rd prize

Christopher Capozziello


01 January, 2004

Mary Ann Nilan is amazed by the shape of her new breast implants. Nilan was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 39. She asked a photographer to record the process of her chemotherapy, double mastectomy and reconstruction implant surgery. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and the second leading cause of cancer death in women. In 2005 over 41,000 died from the disease in the US alone, but earlier diagnosis and improved treatment would appear to be driving death rates down.

About the photographer

Christopher Capozziello

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