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A Welsh woman says more needs to be done to help those who discover they have a high risk of getting breast cancer.
Abi Davies from Tregaron says she felt alone after finding out she had the BRCA gene, which gave her a 85% chance of getting breast cancer and 40% of getting ovarian cancer.
She chose to have a preventative double mastectomy, but still believes it's a taboo subject.
Now Abi and other women have come together to pose in a 'Calendar Girls'-style photoshoot. She hopes it will raise money for the helpline that helped her, while also raising awareness of mastectomies.
As part of our series 'Your Health Wales' we'll be featuring the story of Abigail Davies from Tregaron, who made the decision to have her breasts removed after discovering she had an 85% chance of getting breast cancer.
Now she's trying to raise awareness about the disease by taking part in a 'Calendar Girls'-style photoshoot with other women who've had a mastectomy.