Mother with L-cup breasts whose gone up FOUR bra sizes in last year is having reduction surgery
A mother has revealed that her her size L-cup breasts, which have grown four bra sizes in the last year, have become unmanageable.
Alice Whiskin, 26, from Dartford, says her large boobs have stopped her doing daily tasks, given her backache and they also affect her mental health.
She also revealed that her breast size, over the last year have grown from a size H to a L.
Thankfully doctors think that her breasts are big enough to be reduced on the NHS – and when she has the reduction she’ll donate her tissue to cancer patients who’ve had a mastectomy.
Alice Whiskin, 26, from Dartford, says her large boobs have stopped her doing daily tasks, given her backache and they also affect her mental health
Speaking to KentLive, she said: ‘They are the biggest they have ever been, I have back ache, I can’t walk around for long and I can’t even tidy up.
‘I am so limited to what I can do and it has been affecting my mental health.
‘But I also want to help anyone I can, it is going to benefit others who need it more.’
Previously she was nervous about having the surgery for the reduction, but after her boyfriend, who died of a heart attack earlier this year – she said she realised just ‘how lucky she is.’
The mother of one wants more people to be aware of the impact of larger breasts and also how you can donate your tissue to breast cancer patients – to allow them to have theirs reconstructed. Pictured: Before he breasts grew
The mother of one wants more people to be aware of the impact of larger breasts and also how you can donate your tissue to breast cancer patients – to allow them to have theirs reconstructed.
Patients require donor breast tissue in reconstruction stages after having a mastectomy. The removal of a breast is usually performed on those who have breast cancer or those who have high risks of developing the life threatening condition.
In a bid to raise awareness Alice has started a donation page on Facebook, which has already seen her raise nearly £400.
Taking to Facebook to she said: ‘I have been given a lovely gift of having big boobs. And that has hopefully given me the greatest opportunity to donate my breast tissue to cancer patients.
Thankfully doctors think Alice’s (pictured with her daughter) breasts are big enough to be reduced on the NHS
‘I have been told for a good few years to share and by doing this is more than sharing, by having a boob deduction, generously donated tissue is one of many options available.
‘Just one tissue donor can help up to 10 patients reconstruction, life is not about what you have or what you look like, when i give my tissue away that’s something in life I will be very very proud of, I do not need them.
‘I really will appreciate the support from everyone on this selfless journey.
Alice hopes that after her surgery she’ll be a size DD or E – eight sizes smaller than she is now.
‘The loss of my boyfriend just opened up how lucky I am and that in life you have got to give,’ she said.
When Alice has a reduction she’ll donate her tissue to cancer patients who’ve had a mastectomy
‘I want to give something to those suffering from cancer. The surgery is four hours and afterwards its a month of not doing much.
‘I will have a fake nipple and I won’t be able to breast feed if I ever had another baby.
‘They can grow back, there is a 10 per cent chance, but even if it doesn’t work I want this to be talked about more.’
Donating breast tissue
While giving breast tissue is not as commonly heard of as the likes of giving blood, there are centres across the country that accept it.
The prime centre is the Barts Cancer Institute, at Queen Mary University in London.
According to Breast Cancer Now, there are four centres licensed by the Human Tissue Authority, which routinely collects the donations from patients.
Some of which have suffered from breast cancers, and others haven’t. Breast Cancer Now says: ‘Since it was established in 2010, the Breast
Cancer Now Tissue Bank has collected over 52,000 samples from over 12,000 patients, which are now available to researchers.
‘Over 10,000 of these samples have already been allocated to research projects.’
Cancer Research UK also says it takes samples as part of a trial, for doctors and researchers to use. They are then stored in biobanks.