Ta-Ta: A Farewell Story by Susannah Hainley
The question of whether to opt for a prophylactic mastectomy had been weighing on Susannah ever since she tested positive for the BRCA2 gene mutation six years ago. Last November, the pressure surrounding this life decision became more immediate after a diagnosis of DCIS (a pre-invasive cancer). “Ta-Ta” is 16 pages of full-color autobiographical comics that follow the artist’s mastectomy journey at the age of 34—from trying to decide whether her breasts were important enough to keep, through her bilateral mastectomy surgery and recovery (complete with some unexpected surprises).
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