Watch breast cancer survivor Cass Boyle’s story on The Feed
Breast cancer survivor, 37-year-old lesbian Cass Boyle, will share her journey of recovery on The Feed on SBS2 on Thursday October 17.
Boyle, who received the devastating news she had cancer at the same time as her partner was seven months pregnant with their first child, said, “You can’t ever forget that feeling of I’m going to die. I’m going to die and I’m not going to watch my kids grow up.”
Fortunately after receiving treatment which included a mastectomy and chemotherapy, Boyle has made a complete recovery. Now Boyle will share the final part of her journey with viewers as she undertakes nipple tattoos.
The nipple tattoos are the final step in Cass’ breast reconstruction process. In this moving feature story, Cass opens up to presenter Andy Park on what this procedure means to her and how these colourful tattoos (she chose the shade Girls Night Out for her nipple colour) will restore the parts of her that cancer took away, and make her feel whole again.
“My nipples won’t work, they don’t function, they won’t function, they never will. But I don’t care, they look real, they feel real. They give me the ability to look back in the mirror and to like what I see again, to wear what I want to wear. I feel like I’m getting my foundations back and I don’t care that they’re artificial foundations, they’re my foundations.” -
Watch ‘Girls Night Out’ - Thursday October 17, 7.30pm on SBS 2.
October is National Breast Cancer awareness month.