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Medical tattoos help breast cancer survivors


September 29, 2017

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Bobbie Jean Joiner pushed the paper vest from her shoulders and looked at her breasts in a full-length mirror.

The vest was stamped with outlines of pink ribbons, the international symbol of breast cancer. That was appropriate because the 56-year-old Joiner is a breast cancer survivor who had a double mastectomy in 2010. And for the first time in a long time, she liked what she saw when she looked in the mirror: an image of who she was before losing her breasts.

Joiner was moved to tears.

"Amazing," she said. "It looks like I really got nipples, don't it?"

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