Photos show real people with cancer to take apart celebrity campaigns

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Photos show real people with cancer to take apart celebrity campaigns

These men and women felt that marketing campaigns don't show the reality of cancer nor do they encourage early detection, so True Cancer Bodies was created. HERTFORDSHIRE, UK: AFTER a disastrous marketing campaign ENRAGED cancer patients across the UK, one determined blogger planned a photo shoot in just FOUR DAYS, bringing cancer patients from all over to show the reality of cancer as they embraced their scars, insisting that glossy, CELEBRITY-ENDORSED campaigns don???t raise awareness for cancer. Vicky Saynor (43) from Hertfordshire, UK, questioned the representation of cancer patients in marketing campaigns which portray glossy models who are far removed from the reality of cancer, after the latest campaign by Fashion Against Breast Cancer called on women to show solidarity to beat breast cancer, with the hashtag #Bosombuddies trending online. Alongside the hashtag, the campaign???s tagline ???two is better than one??? attempts to highlight the importance of support and solidarity. However, this campaign has drawn criticism for its insensitivity to what people going through cancer experience, such as having one or both breasts removed. The campaign was released on April 10, 2019 and is being promoted by high street retailers such as Marks and Spencer and River Island. Vicky was diagnosed with grade 3 stage 1 breast cancer in November 2018 and underwent surgery just days before Christmas to remove the cancer. On December 31, 2018, Vicky began sharing her experience on @gammy_tit, allowing her to show the reality of cancer and connect with others. Inspired by her want for cancer patients to be correctly represented in the media, Vicky started her own movement, aptly named True Cancer Bodies. Within three days, Vicky recruited 38 men and women, who have all been diagnosed with cancer, to gather for a photo shoot. Participants ranged from 26 to 57 years old, encompassing numerous cancers. The photo shoot took place on April 14, 2019, in Hitchin, with participants tra

(Picture: MDWfeatures / Binky Nixon Photography)

The reality of life with cancer isn’t something that’s often portrayed in glossy adverts or on TV.

You’re more likely to see pictures of celebs wearing branded T-shirts than the faces and bodies of those living with the illness.

Vicky Saynor, 43, is combatting that with a series of photos called True Cancer Bodies.

Vicky, from Hertfordshire, was frustrated by a campaign from Fashion Against Breast Cancer which centred on the hashtags #Bosombuddies and #TwoIsBetterThanOne as a way to promote solidarity and support.

The campaign was accused of being insensitive and distant from people’s lived experiences of cancer, with the #TwoIsBetterThanOne tag criticised for being insensitive to those who have had one or both breasts removed.

‘I often felt completely un-represented by much of what I saw when it came to the campaigns surrounding cancer,’ said Vicky, who was diagnosed with grade three stage one breast cancer in November 2018.

Vicky Saynor (centre) and Lisa Fry (right), who are both living with breast cancer. HERTFORDSHIRE, UK: AFTER a disastrous marketing campaign ENRAGED cancer patients across the UK, one determined blogger planned a photo shoot in just FOUR DAYS, bringing cancer patients from all over to show the reality of cancer as they embraced their scars, insisting that glossy, CELEBRITY-ENDORSED campaigns don???t raise awareness for cancer. Vicky Saynor (43) from Hertfordshire, UK, questioned the representation of cancer patients in marketing campaigns which portray glossy models who are far removed from the reality of cancer, after the latest campaign by Fashion Against Breast Cancer called on women to show solidarity to beat breast cancer, with the hashtag #Bosombuddies trending online. Alongside the hashtag, the campaign???s tagline ???two is better than one??? attempts to highlight the importance of support and solidarity. However, this campaign has drawn criticism for its insensitivity to what people going through cancer experience, such as having one or both breasts removed. The campaign was released on April 10, 2019 and is being promoted by high street retailers such as Marks and Spencer and River Island. Vicky was diagnosed with grade 3 stage 1 breast cancer in November 2018 and underwent surgery just days before Christmas to remove the cancer. On December 31, 2018, Vicky began sharing her experience on @gammy_tit, allowing her to show the reality of cancer and connect with others. Inspired by her want for cancer patients to be correctly represented in the media, Vicky started her own movement, aptly named True Cancer Bodies. Within three days, Vicky recruited 38 men and women, who have all been diagnosed with cancer, to gather for a photo shoot. Participants ranged from 26 to 57 years old, encompassing numerous cancers. The photo shoot took place on April 14, 2019, in Hitchin, with participants travelling across the country to get involved. Photos show men and women smi

Vicky Saynor (centre) and Lisa Fry (right), who are both living with breast cancer (Picture: MDWfeatures / The Voyage Photography)

‘The use of glossy celebrities and happy, smiling models just doesn’t reflect the reality of what we, the cancer patients, and our families have to endure.

‘Before my diagnosis last year, I simply thought that cancer awareness campaigns served a purpose to raise money for charities. I never looked at them and felt educated on the cancer they were supposedly supporting.

‘Now that I have cancer, it seems like every other advert I see or hear is one for a cancer charity. I’m now tuned into what they’re saying and how they portray the disease.

Kaz Foncette (33) from London is living with breast cancer which spread to her lymph nodes. HERTFORDSHIRE, UK: AFTER a disastrous marketing campaign ENRAGED cancer patients across the UK, one determined blogger planned a photo shoot in just FOUR DAYS, bringing cancer patients from all over to show the reality of cancer as they embraced their scars, insisting that glossy, CELEBRITY-ENDORSED campaigns don???t raise awareness for cancer. Vicky Saynor (43) from Hertfordshire, UK, questioned the representation of cancer patients in marketing campaigns which portray glossy models who are far removed from the reality of cancer, after the latest campaign by Fashion Against Breast Cancer called on women to show solidarity to beat breast cancer, with the hashtag #Bosombuddies trending online. Alongside the hashtag, the campaign???s tagline ???two is better than one??? attempts to highlight the importance of support and solidarity. However, this campaign has drawn criticism for its insensitivity to what people going through cancer experience, such as having one or both breasts removed. The campaign was released on April 10, 2019 and is being promoted by high street retailers such as Marks and Spencer and River Island. Vicky was diagnosed with grade 3 stage 1 breast cancer in November 2018 and underwent surgery just days before Christmas to remove the cancer. On December 31, 2018, Vicky began sharing her experience on @gammy_tit, allowing her to show the reality of cancer and connect with others. Inspired by her want for cancer patients to be correctly represented in the media, Vicky started her own movement, aptly named True Cancer Bodies. Within three days, Vicky recruited 38 men and women, who have all been diagnosed with cancer, to gather for a photo shoot. Participants ranged from 26 to 57 years old, encompassing numerous cancers. The photo shoot took place on April 14, 2019, in Hitchin, with participants travelling across the country to get involved. Photos show men and

Kaz Foncette (33) from London is living with breast cancer which spread to her lymph nodes (Picture: MDWfeatures / The Voyage Photography)

‘I feel that so many of the campaigns miss the mark when it comes to representing the cancer community, or in encouraging early detection.

‘The majority of campaigns are money centric, targeting the ‘healthy’ population to donate money. So, the campaigns are glossy, unoffensive, even playful. But when you’re going through cancer treatment, that’s the last thing you want to see.

‘When I saw this #Bosombuddies campaign, I felt angry and disappointed.

‘I was completely disengaged from it as it didn’t represent me or others I knew. Once again, models, celebrities and Instagram influencers were being used above real cancer stories in order to sell clothes.

Charlie (33) wass diagnosed with Burkitts Lymphoma at the end of last year. HERTFORDSHIRE, UK: AFTER a disastrous marketing campaign ENRAGED cancer patients across the UK, one determined blogger planned a photo shoot in just FOUR DAYS, bringing cancer patients from all over to show the reality of cancer as they embraced their scars, insisting that glossy, CELEBRITY-ENDORSED campaigns don???t raise awareness for cancer. Vicky Saynor (43) from Hertfordshire, UK, questioned the representation of cancer patients in marketing campaigns which portray glossy models who are far removed from the reality of cancer, after the latest campaign by Fashion Against Breast Cancer called on women to show solidarity to beat breast cancer, with the hashtag #Bosombuddies trending online. Alongside the hashtag, the campaign???s tagline ???two is better than one??? attempts to highlight the importance of support and solidarity. However, this campaign has drawn criticism for its insensitivity to what people going through cancer experience, such as having one or both breasts removed. The campaign was released on April 10, 2019 and is being promoted by high street retailers such as Marks and Spencer and River Island. Vicky was diagnosed with grade 3 stage 1 breast cancer in November 2018 and underwent surgery just days before Christmas to remove the cancer. On December 31, 2018, Vicky began sharing her experience on @gammy_tit, allowing her to show the reality of cancer and connect with others. Inspired by her want for cancer patients to be correctly represented in the media, Vicky started her own movement, aptly named True Cancer Bodies. Within three days, Vicky recruited 38 men and women, who have all been diagnosed with cancer, to gather for a photo shoot. Participants ranged from 26 to 57 years old, encompassing numerous cancers. The photo shoot took place on April 14, 2019, in Hitchin, with participants travelling across the country to get involved. Photos show men and women smiling pro

Charlie (33) wass diagnosed with Burkitts Lymphoma at the end of last year (Picture: MDWfeatures / Binky Nixon Photography)

‘The wording was offensive – ‘two is better than one’ – how does that make a breast cancer patient feel? It’s utterly ridiculous and cruel.

‘After seeing the campaign, I was energised to tell people the truth and to stop charities getting it so wrong. In order to build awareness of cancer, we need to show the disease and not hide it behind glossy adverts.’

Vicky had started sharing her unfiltered experience of cancer on her Instagram, @gammy_tit, but her frustration with the #BosomBuddies campaign made her want to do more.

Within three days she recruited 38 men and women, all diagnosed with cancer, to gather for a photoshoot – all to show what real people with cancer look like.

These men and women felt that marketing campaigns don't show the reality of cancer nor do they encourage early detection, so True Cancer Bodies was created. HERTFORDSHIRE, UK: AFTER a disastrous marketing campaign ENRAGED cancer patients across the UK, one determined blogger planned a photo shoot in just FOUR DAYS, bringing cancer patients from all over to show the reality of cancer as they embraced their scars, insisting that glossy, CELEBRITY-ENDORSED campaigns don???t raise awareness for cancer. Vicky Saynor (43) from Hertfordshire, UK, questioned the representation of cancer patients in marketing campaigns which portray glossy models who are far removed from the reality of cancer, after the latest campaign by Fashion Against Breast Cancer called on women to show solidarity to beat breast cancer, with the hashtag #Bosombuddies trending online. Alongside the hashtag, the campaign???s tagline ???two is better than one??? attempts to highlight the importance of support and solidarity. However, this campaign has drawn criticism for its insensitivity to what people going through cancer experience, such as having one or both breasts removed. The campaign was released on April 10, 2019 and is being promoted by high street retailers such as Marks and Spencer and River Island. Vicky was diagnosed with grade 3 stage 1 breast cancer in November 2018 and underwent surgery just days before Christmas to remove the cancer. On December 31, 2018, Vicky began sharing her experience on @gammy_tit, allowing her to show the reality of cancer and connect with others. Inspired by her want for cancer patients to be correctly represented in the media, Vicky started her own movement, aptly named True Cancer Bodies. Within three days, Vicky recruited 38 men and women, who have all been diagnosed with cancer, to gather for a photo shoot. Participants ranged from 26 to 57 years old, encompassing numerous cancers. The photo shoot took place on April 14, 2019, in Hitchin, with participants tra

(Picture: MDWfeatures / Binky Nixon Photography)

Participants ranged from 26 to 57 years old and represented different types of cancers, fronted by models including Rachel Cooper-Kennedy, Lisa Fry, Laura Hughes, Nichola Hewitt, Emma Fisher, Eleni Welding, Zoe Robertson and Vicky herself who show what a true cancer body looks like.

The photos capture people smiling, posing and baring their scars.

‘If people really saw the pain, the suffering, the scars, stoma bags and hair loss, then they might be more likely to check themselves, and more likely to donate to charities. So, we decided to do a photoshoot of real cancer bodies,’ said Vicky.

‘I spread the message primarily through Instagram and Facebook, on @gammy_tit, and then it snowballed from there.

‘We want campaigns to stop pretending cancer is fun, pink and fluffy. Celebrities should stand with us, not for us.

‘Also, don’t dominate the spectrum with only the trendy cancers, such as breast cancer. We want to make sure charities and corporations include the not-so-sexy cancers, such as bowel, lung, anal and bone.

‘A picture or a story of a real cancer body will be more powerful than a glossy, blonde celebrity playing with her friend’s hair for a breast cancer charity.’

These men and women felt that marketing campaigns don't show the reality of cancer nor do they encourage early detection, so True Cancer Bodies was created. HERTFORDSHIRE, UK: AFTER a disastrous marketing campaign ENRAGED cancer patients across the UK, one determined blogger planned a photo shoot in just FOUR DAYS, bringing cancer patients from all over to show the reality of cancer as they embraced their scars, insisting that glossy, CELEBRITY-ENDORSED campaigns don???t raise awareness for cancer. Vicky Saynor (43) from Hertfordshire, UK, questioned the representation of cancer patients in marketing campaigns which portray glossy models who are far removed from the reality of cancer, after the latest campaign by Fashion Against Breast Cancer called on women to show solidarity to beat breast cancer, with the hashtag #Bosombuddies trending online. Alongside the hashtag, the campaign???s tagline ???two is better than one??? attempts to highlight the importance of support and solidarity. However, this campaign has drawn criticism for its insensitivity to what people going through cancer experience, such as having one or both breasts removed. The campaign was released on April 10, 2019 and is being promoted by high street retailers such as Marks and Spencer and River Island. Vicky was diagnosed with grade 3 stage 1 breast cancer in November 2018 and underwent surgery just days before Christmas to remove the cancer. On December 31, 2018, Vicky began sharing her experience on @gammy_tit, allowing her to show the reality of cancer and connect with others. Inspired by her want for cancer patients to be correctly represented in the media, Vicky started her own movement, aptly named True Cancer Bodies. Within three days, Vicky recruited 38 men and women, who have all been diagnosed with cancer, to gather for a photo shoot. Participants ranged from 26 to 57 years old, encompassing numerous cancers. The photo shoot took place on April 14, 2019, in Hitchin, with participants tra

(Picture: MDWfeatures / Binky Nixon Photography)

Emma Richards is currently living with invasive ductal breast cancer. HERTFORDSHIRE, UK: AFTER a disastrous marketing campaign ENRAGED cancer patients across the UK, one determined blogger planned a photo shoot in just FOUR DAYS, bringing cancer patients from all over to show the reality of cancer as they embraced their scars, insisting that glossy, CELEBRITY-ENDORSED campaigns don???t raise awareness for cancer. Vicky Saynor (43) from Hertfordshire, UK, questioned the representation of cancer patients in marketing campaigns which portray glossy models who are far removed from the reality of cancer, after the latest campaign by Fashion Against Breast Cancer called on women to show solidarity to beat breast cancer, with the hashtag #Bosombuddies trending online. Alongside the hashtag, the campaign???s tagline ???two is better than one??? attempts to highlight the importance of support and solidarity. However, this campaign has drawn criticism for its insensitivity to what people going through cancer experience, such as having one or both breasts removed. The campaign was released on April 10, 2019 and is being promoted by high street retailers such as Marks and Spencer and River Island. Vicky was diagnosed with grade 3 stage 1 breast cancer in November 2018 and underwent surgery just days before Christmas to remove the cancer. On December 31, 2018, Vicky began sharing her experience on @gammy_tit, allowing her to show the reality of cancer and connect with others. Inspired by her want for cancer patients to be correctly represented in the media, Vicky started her own movement, aptly named True Cancer Bodies. Within three days, Vicky recruited 38 men and women, who have all been diagnosed with cancer, to gather for a photo shoot. Participants ranged from 26 to 57 years old, encompassing numerous cancers. The photo shoot took place on April 14, 2019, in Hitchin, with participants travelling across the country to get involved. Photos show men and women smiling proudly,

Emma Richards is currently living with invasive ductal breast cancer (Picture: MDWfeatures / Binky Nixon Photography)

These men and women felt that marketing campaigns don't show the reality of cancer nor do they encourage early detection, so True Cancer Bodies was created. Craig (32) is living with bowel cancer and wasn't pleased that #bosombuddies was released during bowel cancer awareness month. HERTFORDSHIRE, UK: AFTER a disastrous marketing campaign ENRAGED cancer patients across the UK, one determined blogger planned a photo shoot in just FOUR DAYS, bringing cancer patients from all over to show the reality of cancer as they embraced their scars, insisting that glossy, CELEBRITY-ENDORSED campaigns don???t raise awareness for cancer. Vicky Saynor (43) from Hertfordshire, UK, questioned the representation of cancer patients in marketing campaigns which portray glossy models who are far removed from the reality of cancer, after the latest campaign by Fashion Against Breast Cancer called on women to show solidarity to beat breast cancer, with the hashtag #Bosombuddies trending online. Alongside the hashtag, the campaign???s tagline ???two is better than one??? attempts to highlight the importance of support and solidarity. However, this campaign has drawn criticism for its insensitivity to what people going through cancer experience, such as having one or both breasts removed. The campaign was released on April 10, 2019 and is being promoted by high street retailers such as Marks and Spencer and River Island. Vicky was diagnosed with grade 3 stage 1 breast cancer in November 2018 and underwent surgery just days before Christmas to remove the cancer. On December 31, 2018, Vicky began sharing her experience on @gammy_tit, allowing her to show the reality of cancer and connect with others. Inspired by her want for cancer patients to be correctly represented in the media, Vicky started her own movement, aptly named True Cancer Bodies. Within three days, Vicky recruited 38 men and women, who have all been diagnosed with cancer, to gather for a photo shoot. Participants ranged from 26

Craig (32) is living with bowel cancer (Picture: MDWfeatures / Binky Nixon Photography)

Zara (36) is battling Hodgkin's Lymphoma. HERTFORDSHIRE, UK: AFTER a disastrous marketing campaign ENRAGED cancer patients across the UK, one determined blogger planned a photo shoot in just FOUR DAYS, bringing cancer patients from all over to show the reality of cancer as they embraced their scars, insisting that glossy, CELEBRITY-ENDORSED campaigns don???t raise awareness for cancer. Vicky Saynor (43) from Hertfordshire, UK, questioned the representation of cancer patients in marketing campaigns which portray glossy models who are far removed from the reality of cancer, after the latest campaign by Fashion Against Breast Cancer called on women to show solidarity to beat breast cancer, with the hashtag #Bosombuddies trending online. Alongside the hashtag, the campaign???s tagline ???two is better than one??? attempts to highlight the importance of support and solidarity. However, this campaign has drawn criticism for its insensitivity to what people going through cancer experience, such as having one or both breasts removed. The campaign was released on April 10, 2019 and is being promoted by high street retailers such as Marks and Spencer and River Island. Vicky was diagnosed with grade 3 stage 1 breast cancer in November 2018 and underwent surgery just days before Christmas to remove the cancer. On December 31, 2018, Vicky began sharing her experience on @gammy_tit, allowing her to show the reality of cancer and connect with others. Inspired by her want for cancer patients to be correctly represented in the media, Vicky started her own movement, aptly named True Cancer Bodies. Within three days, Vicky recruited 38 men and women, who have all been diagnosed with cancer, to gather for a photo shoot. Participants ranged from 26 to 57 years old, encompassing numerous cancers. The photo shoot took place on April 14, 2019, in Hitchin, with participants travelling across the country to get involved. Photos show men and women smiling proudly, while others portray a solem

Zara (36) is battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (Picture: MDWfeatures / Binky Nixon Photography)

Jessica shows her mastectomy scar. HERTFORDSHIRE, UK: AFTER a disastrous marketing campaign ENRAGED cancer patients across the UK, one determined blogger planned a photo shoot in just FOUR DAYS, bringing cancer patients from all over to show the reality of cancer as they embraced their scars, insisting that glossy, CELEBRITY-ENDORSED campaigns don???t raise awareness for cancer. Vicky Saynor (43) from Hertfordshire, UK, questioned the representation of cancer patients in marketing campaigns which portray glossy models who are far removed from the reality of cancer, after the latest campaign by Fashion Against Breast Cancer called on women to show solidarity to beat breast cancer, with the hashtag #Bosombuddies trending online. Alongside the hashtag, the campaign???s tagline ???two is better than one??? attempts to highlight the importance of support and solidarity. However, this campaign has drawn criticism for its insensitivity to what people going through cancer experience, such as having one or both breasts removed. The campaign was released on April 10, 2019 and is being promoted by high street retailers such as Marks and Spencer and River Island. Vicky was diagnosed with grade 3 stage 1 breast cancer in November 2018 and underwent surgery just days before Christmas to remove the cancer. On December 31, 2018, Vicky began sharing her experience on @gammy_tit, allowing her to show the reality of cancer and connect with others. Inspired by her want for cancer patients to be correctly represented in the media, Vicky started her own movement, aptly named True Cancer Bodies. Within three days, Vicky recruited 38 men and women, who have all been diagnosed with cancer, to gather for a photo shoot. Participants ranged from 26 to 57 years old, encompassing numerous cancers. The photo shoot took place on April 14, 2019, in Hitchin, with participants travelling across the country to get involved. Photos show men and women smiling proudly, while others portray a solemn tone,

Jessica shows her mastectomy scar (Picture: MDWfeatures / Binky Nixon Photography)

These men and women felt that marketing campaigns don't show the reality of cancer nor do they encourage early detection, so True Cancer Bodies was created. HERTFORDSHIRE, UK: AFTER a disastrous marketing campaign ENRAGED cancer patients across the UK, one determined blogger planned a photo shoot in just FOUR DAYS, bringing cancer patients from all over to show the reality of cancer as they embraced their scars, insisting that glossy, CELEBRITY-ENDORSED campaigns don???t raise awareness for cancer. Vicky Saynor (43) from Hertfordshire, UK, questioned the representation of cancer patients in marketing campaigns which portray glossy models who are far removed from the reality of cancer, after the latest campaign by Fashion Against Breast Cancer called on women to show solidarity to beat breast cancer, with the hashtag #Bosombuddies trending online. Alongside the hashtag, the campaign???s tagline ???two is better than one??? attempts to highlight the importance of support and solidarity. However, this campaign has drawn criticism for its insensitivity to what people going through cancer experience, such as having one or both breasts removed. The campaign was released on April 10, 2019 and is being promoted by high street retailers such as Marks and Spencer and River Island. Vicky was diagnosed with grade 3 stage 1 breast cancer in November 2018 and underwent surgery just days before Christmas to remove the cancer. On December 31, 2018, Vicky began sharing her experience on @gammy_tit, allowing her to show the reality of cancer and connect with others. Inspired by her want for cancer patients to be correctly represented in the media, Vicky started her own movement, aptly named True Cancer Bodies. Within three days, Vicky recruited 38 men and women, who have all been diagnosed with cancer, to gather for a photo shoot. Participants ranged from 26 to 57 years old, encompassing numerous cancers. The photo shoot took place on April 14, 2019, in Hitchin, with participants tra

(Picture: MDWfeatures / Binky Nixon Photography)

True Cancer Bodies is aimed at shifting the focus from fluffy, pink campaigns fronted by celebrities, to real men and women who are fighting cancer.HERTFORDSHIRE, UK: AFTER a disastrous marketing campaign ENRAGED cancer patients across the UK, one determined blogger planned a photo shoot in just FOUR DAYS, bringing cancer patients from all over to show the reality of cancer as they embraced their scars, insisting that glossy, CELEBRITY-ENDORSED campaigns don???t raise awareness for cancer. Vicky Saynor (43) from Hertfordshire, UK, questioned the representation of cancer patients in marketing campaigns which portray glossy models who are far removed from the reality of cancer, after the latest campaign by Fashion Against Breast Cancer called on women to show solidarity to beat breast cancer, with the hashtag #Bosombuddies trending online. Alongside the hashtag, the campaign???s tagline ???two is better than one??? attempts to highlight the importance of support and solidarity. However, this campaign has drawn criticism for its insensitivity to what people going through cancer experience, such as having one or both breasts removed. The campaign was released on April 10, 2019 and is being promoted by high street retailers such as Marks and Spencer and River Island. Vicky was diagnosed with grade 3 stage 1 breast cancer in November 2018 and underwent surgery just days before Christmas to remove the cancer. On December 31, 2018, Vicky began sharing her experience on @gammy_tit, allowing her to show the reality of cancer and connect with others. Inspired by her want for cancer patients to be correctly represented in the media, Vicky started her own movement, aptly named True Cancer Bodies. Within three days, Vicky recruited 38 men and women, who have all been diagnosed with cancer, to gather for a photo shoot. Participants ranged from 26 to 57 years old, encompassing numerous cancers. The photo shoot took place on April 14, 2019, in Hitchin, with participants travelling a

(Picture: MDWfeatures / The Voyage Photography)

Jen took part in the shoot to show the reality of cancer. HERTFORDSHIRE, UK: AFTER a disastrous marketing campaign ENRAGED cancer patients across the UK, one determined blogger planned a photo shoot in just FOUR DAYS, bringing cancer patients from all over to show the reality of cancer as they embraced their scars, insisting that glossy, CELEBRITY-ENDORSED campaigns don???t raise awareness for cancer. Vicky Saynor (43) from Hertfordshire, UK, questioned the representation of cancer patients in marketing campaigns which portray glossy models who are far removed from the reality of cancer, after the latest campaign by Fashion Against Breast Cancer called on women to show solidarity to beat breast cancer, with the hashtag #Bosombuddies trending online. Alongside the hashtag, the campaign???s tagline ???two is better than one??? attempts to highlight the importance of support and solidarity. However, this campaign has drawn criticism for its insensitivity to what people going through cancer experience, such as having one or both breasts removed. The campaign was released on April 10, 2019 and is being promoted by high street retailers such as Marks and Spencer and River Island. Vicky was diagnosed with grade 3 stage 1 breast cancer in November 2018 and underwent surgery just days before Christmas to remove the cancer. On December 31, 2018, Vicky began sharing her experience on @gammy_tit, allowing her to show the reality of cancer and connect with others. Inspired by her want for cancer patients to be correctly represented in the media, Vicky started her own movement, aptly named True Cancer Bodies. Within three days, Vicky recruited 38 men and women, who have all been diagnosed with cancer, to gather for a photo shoot. Participants ranged from 26 to 57 years old, encompassing numerous cancers. The photo shoot took place on April 14, 2019, in Hitchin, with participants travelling across the country to get involved. Photos show men and women smiling proudly, while others

Jen took part in the shoot to show the reality of cancer (Picture: MDWfeatures / Binky Nixon Photography)

Louise (34) is living with Ewing's Sarcoma. HERTFORDSHIRE, UK: AFTER a disastrous marketing campaign ENRAGED cancer patients across the UK, one determined blogger planned a photo shoot in just FOUR DAYS, bringing cancer patients from all over to show the reality of cancer as they embraced their scars, insisting that glossy, CELEBRITY-ENDORSED campaigns don???t raise awareness for cancer. Vicky Saynor (43) from Hertfordshire, UK, questioned the representation of cancer patients in marketing campaigns which portray glossy models who are far removed from the reality of cancer, after the latest campaign by Fashion Against Breast Cancer called on women to show solidarity to beat breast cancer, with the hashtag #Bosombuddies trending online. Alongside the hashtag, the campaign???s tagline ???two is better than one??? attempts to highlight the importance of support and solidarity. However, this campaign has drawn criticism for its insensitivity to what people going through cancer experience, such as having one or both breasts removed. The campaign was released on April 10, 2019 and is being promoted by high street retailers such as Marks and Spencer and River Island. Vicky was diagnosed with grade 3 stage 1 breast cancer in November 2018 and underwent surgery just days before Christmas to remove the cancer. On December 31, 2018, Vicky began sharing her experience on @gammy_tit, allowing her to show the reality of cancer and connect with others. Inspired by her want for cancer patients to be correctly represented in the media, Vicky started her own movement, aptly named True Cancer Bodies. Within three days, Vicky recruited 38 men and women, who have all been diagnosed with cancer, to gather for a photo shoot. Participants ranged from 26 to 57 years old, encompassing numerous cancers. The photo shoot took place on April 14, 2019, in Hitchin, with participants travelling across the country to get involved. Photos show men and women smiling proudly, while others portray a sol

Louise (34) is living with Ewing’s Sarcoma (Picture: MDWfeatures / Binky Nixon Photography)

These men and women felt that marketing campaigns don't show the reality of cancer nor do they encourage early detection, so True Cancer Bodies was created. HERTFORDSHIRE, UK: AFTER a disastrous marketing campaign ENRAGED cancer patients across the UK, one determined blogger planned a photo shoot in just FOUR DAYS, bringing cancer patients from all over to show the reality of cancer as they embraced their scars, insisting that glossy, CELEBRITY-ENDORSED campaigns don???t raise awareness for cancer. Vicky Saynor (43) from Hertfordshire, UK, questioned the representation of cancer patients in marketing campaigns which portray glossy models who are far removed from the reality of cancer, after the latest campaign by Fashion Against Breast Cancer called on women to show solidarity to beat breast cancer, with the hashtag #Bosombuddies trending online. Alongside the hashtag, the campaign???s tagline ???two is better than one??? attempts to highlight the importance of support and solidarity. However, this campaign has drawn criticism for its insensitivity to what people going through cancer experience, such as having one or both breasts removed. The campaign was released on April 10, 2019 and is being promoted by high street retailers such as Marks and Spencer and River Island. Vicky was diagnosed with grade 3 stage 1 breast cancer in November 2018 and underwent surgery just days before Christmas to remove the cancer. On December 31, 2018, Vicky began sharing her experience on @gammy_tit, allowing her to show the reality of cancer and connect with others. Inspired by her want for cancer patients to be correctly represented in the media, Vicky started her own movement, aptly named True Cancer Bodies. Within three days, Vicky recruited 38 men and women, who have all been diagnosed with cancer, to gather for a photo shoot. Participants ranged from 26 to 57 years old, encompassing numerous cancers. The photo shoot took place on April 14, 2019, in Hitchin, with participants tra

(Picture: MDWfeatures / Binky Nixon Photography)

Margaret Arama is living with bowel cancer. HERTFORDSHIRE, UK: AFTER a disastrous marketing campaign ENRAGED cancer patients across the UK, one determined blogger planned a photo shoot in just FOUR DAYS, bringing cancer patients from all over to show the reality of cancer as they embraced their scars, insisting that glossy, CELEBRITY-ENDORSED campaigns don???t raise awareness for cancer. Vicky Saynor (43) from Hertfordshire, UK, questioned the representation of cancer patients in marketing campaigns which portray glossy models who are far removed from the reality of cancer, after the latest campaign by Fashion Against Breast Cancer called on women to show solidarity to beat breast cancer, with the hashtag #Bosombuddies trending online. Alongside the hashtag, the campaign???s tagline ???two is better than one??? attempts to highlight the importance of support and solidarity. However, this campaign has drawn criticism for its insensitivity to what people going through cancer experience, such as having one or both breasts removed. The campaign was released on April 10, 2019 and is being promoted by high street retailers such as Marks and Spencer and River Island. Vicky was diagnosed with grade 3 stage 1 breast cancer in November 2018 and underwent surgery just days before Christmas to remove the cancer. On December 31, 2018, Vicky began sharing her experience on @gammy_tit, allowing her to show the reality of cancer and connect with others. Inspired by her want for cancer patients to be correctly represented in the media, Vicky started her own movement, aptly named True Cancer Bodies. Within three days, Vicky recruited 38 men and women, who have all been diagnosed with cancer, to gather for a photo shoot. Participants ranged from 26 to 57 years old, encompassing numerous cancers. The photo shoot took place on April 14, 2019, in Hitchin, with participants travelling across the country to get involved. Photos show men and women smiling proudly, while others portray a sol

Margaret Arama is living with bowel cancer (Picture: MDWfeatures / The Voyage Photography)

These men and women felt that marketing campaigns don't show the reality of cancer nor do they encourage early detection, so True Cancer Bodies was created. HERTFORDSHIRE, UK: AFTER a disastrous marketing campaign ENRAGED cancer patients across the UK, one determined blogger planned a photo shoot in just FOUR DAYS, bringing cancer patients from all over to show the reality of cancer as they embraced their scars, insisting that glossy, CELEBRITY-ENDORSED campaigns don???t raise awareness for cancer. Vicky Saynor (43) from Hertfordshire, UK, questioned the representation of cancer patients in marketing campaigns which portray glossy models who are far removed from the reality of cancer, after the latest campaign by Fashion Against Breast Cancer called on women to show solidarity to beat breast cancer, with the hashtag #Bosombuddies trending online. Alongside the hashtag, the campaign???s tagline ???two is better than one??? attempts to highlight the importance of support and solidarity. However, this campaign has drawn criticism for its insensitivity to what people going through cancer experience, such as having one or both breasts removed. The campaign was released on April 10, 2019 and is being promoted by high street retailers such as Marks and Spencer and River Island. Vicky was diagnosed with grade 3 stage 1 breast cancer in November 2018 and underwent surgery just days before Christmas to remove the cancer. On December 31, 2018, Vicky began sharing her experience on @gammy_tit, allowing her to show the reality of cancer and connect with others. Inspired by her want for cancer patients to be correctly represented in the media, Vicky started her own movement, aptly named True Cancer Bodies. Within three days, Vicky recruited 38 men and women, who have all been diagnosed with cancer, to gather for a photo shoot. Participants ranged from 26 to 57 years old, encompassing numerous cancers. The photo shoot took place on April 14, 2019, in Hitchin, with participants tra

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Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer while she was in her third trimester of pregnancy. HERTFORDSHIRE, UK: AFTER a disastrous marketing campaign ENRAGED cancer patients across the UK, one determined blogger planned a photo shoot in just FOUR DAYS, bringing cancer patients from all over to show the reality of cancer as they embraced their scars, insisting that glossy, CELEBRITY-ENDORSED campaigns don???t raise awareness for cancer. Vicky Saynor (43) from Hertfordshire, UK, questioned the representation of cancer patients in marketing campaigns which portray glossy models who are far removed from the reality of cancer, after the latest campaign by Fashion Against Breast Cancer called on women to show solidarity to beat breast cancer, with the hashtag #Bosombuddies trending online. Alongside the hashtag, the campaign???s tagline ???two is better than one??? attempts to highlight the importance of support and solidarity. However, this campaign has drawn criticism for its insensitivity to what people going through cancer experience, such as having one or both breasts removed. The campaign was released on April 10, 2019 and is being promoted by high street retailers such as Marks and Spencer and River Island. Vicky was diagnosed with grade 3 stage 1 breast cancer in November 2018 and underwent surgery just days before Christmas to remove the cancer. On December 31, 2018, Vicky began sharing her experience on @gammy_tit, allowing her to show the reality of cancer and connect with others. Inspired by her want for cancer patients to be correctly represented in the media, Vicky started her own movement, aptly named True Cancer Bodies. Within three days, Vicky recruited 38 men and women, who have all been diagnosed with cancer, to gather for a photo shoot. Participants ranged from 26 to 57 years old, encompassing numerous cancers. The photo shoot took place on April 14, 2019, in Hitchin, with participants travelling across the country to get involved. Photos show men and wome

Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer while she was in her third trimester of pregnancy (Picture: MDWfeatures / Binky Nixon Photography)

The models were in shock at the #bosombuddies campaign which was in poor taste. HERTFORDSHIRE, UK: AFTER a disastrous marketing campaign ENRAGED cancer patients across the UK, one determined blogger planned a photo shoot in just FOUR DAYS, bringing cancer patients from all over to show the reality of cancer as they embraced their scars, insisting that glossy, CELEBRITY-ENDORSED campaigns don???t raise awareness for cancer. Vicky Saynor (43) from Hertfordshire, UK, questioned the representation of cancer patients in marketing campaigns which portray glossy models who are far removed from the reality of cancer, after the latest campaign by Fashion Against Breast Cancer called on women to show solidarity to beat breast cancer, with the hashtag #Bosombuddies trending online. Alongside the hashtag, the campaign???s tagline ???two is better than one??? attempts to highlight the importance of support and solidarity. However, this campaign has drawn criticism for its insensitivity to what people going through cancer experience, such as having one or both breasts removed. The campaign was released on April 10, 2019 and is being promoted by high street retailers such as Marks and Spencer and River Island. Vicky was diagnosed with grade 3 stage 1 breast cancer in November 2018 and underwent surgery just days before Christmas to remove the cancer. On December 31, 2018, Vicky began sharing her experience on @gammy_tit, allowing her to show the reality of cancer and connect with others. Inspired by her want for cancer patients to be correctly represented in the media, Vicky started her own movement, aptly named True Cancer Bodies. Within three days, Vicky recruited 38 men and women, who have all been diagnosed with cancer, to gather for a photo shoot. Participants ranged from 26 to 57 years old, encompassing numerous cancers. The photo shoot took place on April 14, 2019, in Hitchin, with participants travelling across the country to get involved. Photos show men and women smiling

(Picture: MDWfeatures / The Voyage Photography)

These men and women want to show the reality of cancer, scars and all. HERTFORDSHIRE, UK: AFTER a disastrous marketing campaign ENRAGED cancer patients across the UK, one determined blogger planned a photo shoot in just FOUR DAYS, bringing cancer patients from all over to show the reality of cancer as they embraced their scars, insisting that glossy, CELEBRITY-ENDORSED campaigns don???t raise awareness for cancer. Vicky Saynor (43) from Hertfordshire, UK, questioned the representation of cancer patients in marketing campaigns which portray glossy models who are far removed from the reality of cancer, after the latest campaign by Fashion Against Breast Cancer called on women to show solidarity to beat breast cancer, with the hashtag #Bosombuddies trending online. Alongside the hashtag, the campaign???s tagline ???two is better than one??? attempts to highlight the importance of support and solidarity. However, this campaign has drawn criticism for its insensitivity to what people going through cancer experience, such as having one or both breasts removed. The campaign was released on April 10, 2019 and is being promoted by high street retailers such as Marks and Spencer and River Island. Vicky was diagnosed with grade 3 stage 1 breast cancer in November 2018 and underwent surgery just days before Christmas to remove the cancer. On December 31, 2018, Vicky began sharing her experience on @gammy_tit, allowing her to show the reality of cancer and connect with others. Inspired by her want for cancer patients to be correctly represented in the media, Vicky started her own movement, aptly named True Cancer Bodies. Within three days, Vicky recruited 38 men and women, who have all been diagnosed with cancer, to gather for a photo shoot. Participants ranged from 26 to 57 years old, encompassing numerous cancers. The photo shoot took place on April 14, 2019, in Hitchin, with participants travelling across the country to get involved. Photos show men and women smiling proudly,

(Picture: MDWfeatures / The Voyage Photography)

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