2020 / People / Portrait

'Kate - Waiting For Her New Breasts'

  • Photographer
    Brian Cassey

Eight years ago Kate Yeoman was diagnosed with the rare form of breast cancer Tubular Carcinoma. She elected to have a double mastectomy and was told that reconstructive breast surgery would take place at the same time. Additional cancers were discovered during the operation confirming that the decision to remove both breasts was the correct one. However, she was devastated to be told that breast reconstruction was not possible at that time due to ‘complications’. Seven years later and Kate remains on the Breast Reconstruction Surgery waiting list … and no closer to welcoming her new breasts.