A Year with Breast Cancer, Told in a One-Minute Time Lapse Video

A touching glimpse at what Breast Cancer looks like

We've all seen the time lapse videos where a parent takes a photo of their adorable child every day for a year, but this is something different. Maybe a little more important.

Emily Helck was 28 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The artist and writer created a time lapse video by photographing herself weekly during a year of treatment.

As anyone who's lived with breast cancer, or with someone they love fighting the battle, the treatment isn't easy. The hair loss, the double mastectomy, the ugly bras, the drains and in Emily's case an ongoing infection after restorative surgery. If you want to see what breast cancer looks like, this is it.

Read more from Emily on her inspiring and hilarious blog, RTONJ (yes, that's Real Tumors of New Jersey).

 

Tanya Edwards is a contributing writer for iVillage. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.

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