A cancer patient who had both breasts removed in her 20s is sharing a frank image of her scars in a bid to raise awareness of the reality of mastectomy.
Mother-of-two Michelle Ross, 30, from Wigan, Greater Manchester, had the operation after being diagnosed with stage 3 cancer at the age of 25.
An image of the scars she's been left with from surgery and radiotherapy has been viewed 30,000 times since being posted on her Facebook page.
The image shows a long scar across Michelle's stomach where surgeons removed tissue to reconstruct her breast with - a procedure known as a diep flap.
Part of her floral tattoo was also taken away in the process and she had a new belly button built.
Michelle hopes that sharing the image will educate people and help others going through cancer, as she raises funds to pay for tattoos to cover the scars.