My Breasts, My Choice: Journeys Through Surgery


172 pages
Contains Photos, Bibliography
ISBN 1-894549-23-6
DDC 6181'9059





Reviewed by Lisa Steele

Lisa Steele is a teacher in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.


In My Breasts, My Choice, 10 Canadians from all walks of life provide
engaging and engrossing first-hand accounts of their experiences with
breast cancer and the reasons they turned to surgery as a treatment
option. The book also has information for transsexuals and men with
gynaecomastia, something not commonly found. Articles in the last
quarter of the book cover pre- and post-operation concerns.

The personal stories were first seen as part of a photographic exhibit
called My Breast, My Choice: a photographic installation. Each personal
story includes a variety of beautifully shot black-and-white
photographs. The stories are as real as the scars depicted in the
photos. Many explore the after-effects of surgery and offer advice on
dealing with cosmetic surgeons. My Breasts, My Choice should be read by

who is considering breast surgery for any reason.


Brown, Barbara, Maureen Aslin, and Betsy Carey., “My Breasts, My Choice: Journeys Through Surgery,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 22, 2024,