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In the October 2017 issue of Oprah magazine, the small print on page 87 reads: "I didn't decide to go flat at first; I wanted to look symmetrical. But then had six additional surgeries just for the implants because they got infected every other month. I feel better now without the implants. And I can feel people when I hug them."

Chiara D'Agostino, 45, diagnosed in 2014 with stage III triple negative breast cancer and in 2016 with stage IV triple negative metastatic breast cancer, which has spread to her lungs, sternum, lymph nodes and liver. This summer she had chemo again and took part in a drug trial.