Model Vows To Prove You Can Still Be apos;sexy apos; After Double Mastectomy
When she was told she was at risk of breast , e}V model Jade Power bravely chose to have a double mastectomy.
Now, dE only five months later, she is preparing to go back to work - to show women you can still be ‘sexy and beautiful' after surgery.
Miss Power was 27 when she received the heartbreaking news that she is a carrier of a rare genetic mutation called PALB2, t meaning there was a 71 per cent chance of her developing breast cancer.
The mother of one chose to be tested after her sister Donna, 39, was diagnosed with the disease in 2020.
Their eldest sister Claire, 44, did not carry the mutation.
Five months after her double mastectomy, Jade Power is preparing to go back to work to show women you can still be ‘sexy' after surgery
Miss Power was 27 when she was told there was a 71 per cent chance of her developing breast cancer.
For more info on e}V look at our site. Pictured: Miss Power, 29, with her one-year-old son Zander
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Jade, 29, who is a former Miss Sussex, had her double mastectomy, under breast surgeon Hisham Hamed, at Guy's Hospital in London on August 13.
And determined to raise awareness of breast cancer mutations, she is already planning her return to modelling - and she will not be shying away from underwear shoots.
Her goal is to show women that they can still feel attractive following a double mastectomy.
Miss Power, who lives in London with her partner and one-year-old son Zander, said: ‘After my genetic test result, I felt like my breasts were the enemy and could potentially kill me at any time.
My breasts were the enemy ‘Going through a double mastectomy, I was prepared to cry looking at myself in the mirror after the surgery - but I'm actually so happy with how I look.
I just want women to know that you can still be sexy and beautiful after going through something like this and life goes on.
‘I really do still feel I am all woman, and will still be doing lingerie shoots just like I did before.'
Miss Power is already planning her return to modelling - and she will not be shying away from underwear shoots.
Pictured: From left, sisters Claire, Donna and model Jade
Earlier this year, Miss Power told the Daily Mail how she hoped to become the ‘new Angelina Jolie'. The actress raised awareness of a mutation linked to breast and ovarian cancer in a gene called BRCA1 after she had a preventative double mastectomy in 2013.
Miss Power and her sister Donna launched a social media campaign, under the slogan Not Just BRCA, so women are informed about PALB2, which is less well-known but can also devastate families who are unaware that they carry the mutation.
They are also working with the NHS to help inform nurses across the country on genetic mutations linked to cancer.
bbc.comMiss Power received implants after her surgery to restore her bust.
She said: ‘I am counting my blessings, safe in the amazing knowledge that I have a greatly reduced breast cancer risk now, and will still be dressing up like I always have.'