Tag Archives: breast cancer

Normative Bodies

This is a movie I presented at the International Conference of the International Association for the study of sexuality, culture and society in Madrid in July 2011.



Microscopic image of breast cancer cells dividing (image downloaded from www.wellcomeimages.org)

I was diagnosed with DCIS in my left breast during my regular annual breast screen and review in September 2008. I had been having annual reviews at a breast clinic as my sister died of breast cancer at 35 years of age and I had a number of problems with my breast. The cancer was detected in the ultra sound scan and confirmed through a biopsy. The cancerous cells were located just behind my nipple.