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Breast cancer survivor wins battle with social-networking site to post images of her scar

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Sharon Adams wanted to give women a realistic portrayal of the effects of breast cancer surgery when she put photos of her mastectomy scar on Facebook. Instead the social-networking site removed the pictures within hours, claiming they were “sexual and abusive.” So the mother of four, who lives in Berkshire, England, fought back. More than 800 people joined an online group, Get Sharon Adams’ Pictures Back on Facebook, to pressure the social website. Finally Facebook backed down. But Adams is still steamed: “There is nothing sexual about them. Facebook has groups about sexual positions and some groups which are bordering on racist but they ban this. All I want to do is raise awareness of breast cancer.”

The Daily Mail

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