Single Mastectomy

Photos: Peter Hapak

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Christina Sanchez Root
"My surgeon didn’t want me to get an implant because an infection would have delayed my next stage of treatment, which was 35 rounds of radiation. I was devastated, but that decision may have saved my life. Now I’m focused on exercising, working and enjoying time with family and friends."

Christina Sanchez Root,44, diagnosed in 2015 with stage III triple-negative breast cancer.