My Breast Cancer Diary in Pictures

Four months of chemo made my hair fall out, and one of the drugs made me temporarily lose feeling in my extremities. Sleeping was the best way to get through the day. Here I am with my boyfriend’s dog, Peso.
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How I lost my breast, got a haircut, and won a big prize

San Diego photographer Adriene Hughes, now 48, created a series of self-portraits chronicling her 2004 diagnosis with stage II estrogen-positive breast cancer and the treatment ordeal that followed. Adriene tells her story here in 12 photographs snapped at key points along her journey. Her complete photo-diary is at and in the book Archive of a Breast Cancer Survivor.

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