Breast Cancer Survivor Jenn Atler Shares Graphic Post Treatment Images To Show Realities Of Disease [NSFW Images]

Breast cancer survivor Jenn Atler has uploaded various graphic images to her Tumblr account, each of which showcase just how traumatic her treatment for the disease was.

Atler, 36, who is from St. Louis, Missouri, passionately wrote on Pushing in The Pin about her experience undergoing 35 days of radiation treatment back in 2013.

Atler started off her post with, “Here’s your f****** breast cancer awareness.” Atler then decided to add a few select images of her body, especially her breasts, after she’d received her treatment, alongside a further passionate diatribe about why she had decided to upload her pictures.

You can click the blog link above to check out the images. But be forewarned: they are rather graphic, traumatic, and NSFW.

Atler, who is a mother, wrote, “This was during my 35 day radiation treatment back in 2013. Breast cancer isn’t sexy. It’s not about saving the boobies.”

“It’s not about no bra day, which is really just an excuse for women to post sexy pics of their nipples pressing through their clothes. It’s scars, nausea, pain, bald heads, burnt skin, and broken hearts.”

Adler continued, “If this doesn’t make you ‘aware’ then I don’t know what will. Does it make you uncomfortable? It should.”

Adler’s rather traumatic wounds show that her skin was blistering red following her treatment for breast cancer, while she also had broken skin as a result of it, too.

Soon after she uploaded these images and her writing, Jenn Adler’s post started to go viral across Tumblr. She then spoke to the Daily Mail about her current plight, revealing that she is currently in remission.

Adler also opened up about why she felt the need to make it, too, explaining that she feels the disease has become more and more “sexualized.”

“I made the post because I wanted people to know that breast cancer isn’t about ‘saving the boobies.’ In fact, many women end up losing theirs to try to stay alive,” Adler remarked.

“This disease has been sexualised in order to supposedly raise awareness, and, because of that, society is able to ignore the brutal, ugly truth of breast cancer and breast cancer treatment,” she continued. “I wanted to show that ugly side.”

Soon after Jenn Adler uploaded the post, it started to trend, as the piece went on to receive 129,971 likes and reblogs. Most of these were incredibly supportive. However, there were those that registered their criticism at Adler’s attempt to raise awareness.

Adler responded by insisting that they were just “scared” and couldn’t handle the harsh realities of her images and post.

But critics were in the minority. And soon, Pushing In The Pin’s post was being inundated with supportive comments.

Blogger Salt In Our Stars wrote, “Thank you for sharing this because I’ve literally never seen this side of it. This makes me super uncomfortable but this is why I am sharing it. We need to see the real story. Huge hugs to you. I hope things are better.”

The blogger continued, “This is the reality everyone ignores when they wear pink s**t and their little f****** bracelets they bought at the mall for a laugh.”

Another commenter, Amaris Corco, wrote, “I just wanted to say I’m glad you shared your experience. I’ve never seen that side of cancer before and it sounds horrible. I’m so glad you won your fight with breast cancer and that you’re with us today to share your story.”

Corco added, “I hope you continue to spread awareness because it needs to be heard from survivors like you. I hope there’s a cure one day I really do.”

According to the Mirror, Adler was overwhelmed by the support, even insisting that her “boob is internet famous.”

She thanked everyone for their support too, writing, “I’ve had at least one hundred messages today from people telling me that I have changed the way they look at breast cancer and cancer awareness in general.”

“Holy s***, you guys. I never ever expected this response. I continue to be amazed at the kindness, support, and love I have received this last week. Just wow. It’s amazing.”

[Images via Pushing In The Pin / Tumblr]