Andy Sealy invited all of her closest friends and family to a party before her life-saving surgery. She wanted to have a proper sendoff for a part of herself she was about to lose: her breasts.
The Philadelphia bartender discovered a lump when she was doing a breast self-exam; she noticed another one soon after. Andy had breast implants about a decade ago, and thought maybe they were giving her trouble.
She went in for a mammogram and ultrasound, where it was discovered that she had three tumors. Doctors concluded that two of the tumors were malignant.
He said, ‘You have breast cancer,’ and I said, ‘Say it one more time.’ Then I said, ‘All right. Cool. What’s next?’ she told Philly.com
Andy decided to have a double mastectomy to remove both of her breasts. She may also require chemotherapy or hormone therapy afterwards.
Before the double mastectomy, Andy invited 200 of her loved ones to a party where she urged them all to get screened.
But perhaps the most shocking part of the party was her celebratory cake. The sheet cake featured two giant breasts and a message that read, “Thanks for the mammories.”
I wanted to do something for people Im close to, so they could say goodbye and feel my tumor, Andy said. “I was telling people, ‘Want to feel my tumor? Feel my tumor. That’s cancer. That’s what it feels like. I want you to feel yourself.’”
Andy says she isn’t sad. Rather, she wanted to bring a little joy and awareness to the grim condition with the X-rated cake and party. She believes if you can turn breast cancer into a party, then world peace must be around the corner.
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