*** breast cancer surgery *** Thousands of Australians are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Many will lose their breasts to surgery. This is about three survivors and the scars they're lucky enough to live with.
When Margaret W. Smith -- mother, wife, soldier, and marathoner -- had a double mastectomy at age 29 as a preemptive strike against cancer, she chose not to reconstruct. She says it was the smartest decision she ever made.