“For me, Facebook was definitely ideal, the easiest and quickest way to reach many friends and family,” says Martinez.
“I got to share the information in the privacy and comfort of my own home,” she explains.
Soraci was told initially that Facebook disables accounts that solicit others or feature content that is sexually suggestive or contains nudity.
She told the Daily News: 'No matter how justified or right I was, they didn't act until I had the media behind me'.
Soraci says the photos she posts promote her business and educate women about post-surgery options.
Facebook's statement read: 'We understand that sharing photos can help raise awareness about breast cancer and support the men and women facing a diagnosis, undergoing treatment or living with the scars of cancer.'These pictures were removed in error and have not been restored.
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But what do you do if you're single and diagnosed with breast cancer?Also, women often worry about being a “downer” or a burden — so for those in their 20’s and 30’s, “breaking the news” to friends can be an especially emotional experience, one that doctors say can cause stress during the early stages of their treatment.When Jennifer Merschdorf was diagnosed at age 36, she and her husband avoided that anxiety by alerting friends with an email. if you have any way of connecting Jennifer with another young woman [with breast cancer], please send her information,' ” says Merschdorf, the New York-based CEO of Young Survival Coalition (YSC), a nonprofit offering support and resources for young women with breast cancer Within 24 hours, Merschdorf says, she had “13 angels,” as she calls them — 13 young women, breast cancer patients and survivors, from all over the world, friends of friends, who “got her through the first weekend” of her diagnosis.“She told them, explaining that it wasn’t a secret [that I had breast cancer] but I wasn’t in a place to talk right now, and that made it a lot easier with everything I was going through.” For young women, social media can be another powerful way of sharing the news, without having to sit dozens of people down for an emotional conversation.Roxanne Martinez, 34, of Fort Worth, TX, was diagnosed four years ago, while seven weeks pregnant.“But even more, I would go back throughout my journey and read all the comments I got afterwards, all this amazing encouragement and uplifting words and it made all the difference when I needed it.” Nineteen days after sharing her diagnosis, Martinez went back on Facebook to announce some good news, that she was also pregnant with her daughter Serenity, born prematurely six months after Martinez’s breast cancer diagnosis.