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Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2044-2823
  • E-ISSN: 2044-2831



Breast cancer occupies a prominent and powerful position within our cultural imagination. Unlike most other forms of cancer, and indeed most other medical conditions in general, breast cancer is widely discussed and repeatedly represented within popular culture. In order to investigate the impact this development in the cultural understanding of breast cancer has had on both the narration and experience of the disease, this article will examine two televised breast cancer narratives that directly address issues of body-image, sexuality and femininity.


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