Woman who underwent double mastectomy refuses to remove photos of scars from Facebook

A woman who underwent a double mastectomy took to Facebook to post photos of her surgical scars "to show everyone that having a mastectomy is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of."

ok guys putting these pics up of my foobs I am in no way body beautiful as I'm not the fittest or best looking I'm just...

Catherine Keeney is the sister of Amanda Stewart, another woman who posted her scars post-surgery to Facebook.

Keeney refuses to remove the photos, despite receiving messages saying they are inappropriate.

"I am trying to raise awareness to a sensitive subject and if people don't want their kids to see it maybe their kids shouldn't be on Facebook as I'm sure there are a lot more offensive things to be looking at than a woman's scars," Keeney wrote.

Just got a message from someone saying that I have my boobs out and that children are seeing this well I'm sorry but it'...

Pure attitude haha #teamfoobs! Zaria thanks for keeping them natural xx

Keeney, Stewart, and three of their cousins decided to go through with surgery as all of their mothers had suffered from breast cancer, putting them at a high risk of developing it.