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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Allstate to Provide FREE "Silver Lining" to All With Breast Cancer

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Barbara Jacoby

In what I consider to be one of the absolutely best ways I have ever seen to help everyone who has received a breast cancer diagnosis, Allstate has partnered with author Hollye Jacobs to give a free copy of her book, "The Silver Lining - A Companion Guide" to all in the United States through October, 2015.

'I'd Be Lucky If I Lost My Breast'

Tammy Bleck | Posted 01.07.2015 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

Three weeks ago, when the threat of breast cancer entered my life, I decided to hang up my blogging hat for a breather. Frankly, I felt everything but witty. The words, large mass on left breast, left me paralyzed with fear. Me, the woman who shrinks from nothing. I panicked.

I Didn't Wear Pink for Breast Cancer This October (And Here's Why)

Margaret Carmel | Posted 01.05.2015 | College
Margaret Carmel

Called "Pinkwashing," this practice allows companies to disguise harmful behaviors and business models with a surface of charitable giving. The entire movement allows companies cover to hide unsavory activities, which sometimes are even known to cause cancer themselves.

Breast Cancer - After October

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 01.04.2015 | Impact
Barbara Jacoby

Now that Breast Cancer Awareness Month is over and all things pink have been put away for another year, many people will forget all about breast cancer until next October unless they are personally touched by it.

Bring It On: October 2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

Since my diagnosis, I am thankful to live through 10 Octobers as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, adorning more birthday candles on my much healthier adult birthday cake.

The Healing Power of Tattoos to Breast Cancer Survivors

Julie Barnes | Posted 12.31.2014 | Women
Julie Barnes

In 2013, Noel Franus founded, which stands for "personal ink," an organization that helps breast cancer survivors who have undergone mastectomies and breast reconstruction by connecting them with a tattoo artist. The artist works with the survivor to create tattoo designs to cover and hide scar tissue from such operations.

I Do Not Want to Die From Breast Cancer

Sarah Amento | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Sarah Amento

I have to live, my babies need me, my husband needs me. I am fighting this disease with everything I can.

How Breast Cancer Can Affect Fertility

Dr. Angeline Beltsos | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Angeline Beltsos

According to the American Cancer Society, there will be 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in 2014. Of those diagnoses, the majorit...

What Do Breast Cancer and Halloween Have in Common?

Ann Fry | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business
Ann Fry

Well, to point out the obvious, we are aware of them both in October. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, October is Halloween. Both happen every year. What do these two things have in common?

Did You Look Beyond the Pink This Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

Amy Heinz | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Heinz

Don't simply donate to the cause. Be a crusader for you own cause. Know your breasts. Take note of changes. Trust your instincts. And, should you ever hear the dreaded words she did, "You have cancer," know that you're not alone.

From Patient to Researcher: A 360-Experience With Breast Cancer

Dr. Electra Paskett | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Dr. Electra Paskett

Though my mother and grandmother both had breast cancer, I never intended to focus on cancer research when I chose a career in public health. But as luck would have it, my science background would prepare me when I was diagnosed with the disease at 40 -- and shaped my career.

Breast Cancer Needs to Receive More Attention Outside the U.S.

Farah Mohammed | Posted 12.30.2014 | World
Farah Mohammed

Thanks to the efforts of multiple organizations, public knowledge of the disease, which affects 1 in 8 American women, is at a high. The same cannot be said about the disease worldwide, a topic which receives significantly less attention.

Rethinking Pink

Melanie Young | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Cynics call October "Pinktober." I am not a cynic. But I feel a little sad when October ends only because many companies and journalists redirect their attention to other "seasonal causes" that sell their products and newspapers, viewers and ratings.

Meredith Melnick

Why Black Women Are Less Likely To Survive Breast Cancer | Meredith Melnick | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living

Breast cancer is one of the more survivable cancers, thanks in part to large strides in education, treatment and post-cancer care. An American woman d...

The End of October But Not the End of Breast Cancer

Susan M. Love | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan M. Love

The real questions for those of us working on this problem are: What are we going to do next? What actions are we going to take to make a real difference in eliminating breast cancer deaths? Screening is ubiquitous, however, we too often conflate finding tumors with saving lives.

Breast Cancer and ISIS: Beyond Surgical Strikes and Chemical Weapons

Lisa Schirch | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Lisa Schirch

The metaphors of cancer and terrorism are easily interchangeable. Breast cancer is a terrorist organization of cells, threatening mass casualties in the rest of my body. ISIS is a cancerous growth, metastasizing at an alarming rate. But waging war on cancer and ISIS do little to address root causes or prevent the conditions that cause these terrors in the first place.

Anna Almendrala

The Genetic Test That Could Transform Breast Cancer Care | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living

Breast cancer prevention usually starts with breast self-exams in your 20s and progresses to yearly mammograms in your 40s. But if genome sequenci...

Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud: Continuing the Conversation About Breast Cancer Within Saudi Arabia

Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud

There are beacons of hope, drum beats starting in far corners of the world, people working to change the conversation and create awareness. Nowhere is this more apparent than my home, Saudi Arabia.

Pinktober Is the Breast Time of Year

Kayla Redig | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kayla Redig

The "cancer club" that I so passionately tried to turn down my membership to is now my place for safety, strength, and encouragement. So how does Pinktober make me feel? It makes me feel honored and loved.

Battling Breast Cancer: FDA Focuses on Progress for Patients

Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg

We have made considerable progress, but there is still much to learn about this life-altering disease that affects many Americans. FDA is deeply committed to applying the best available science to develop the best tools, treatments and opportunities for patients, bringing us closer to a cure.

A Good Defense is the Best Offense: How Early Detection Saves Lives

Samantha Golkin | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Samantha Golkin

Self-exams, mammograms, MRI's, family history and genetic testing, collectively, are detection methods that are highly effective weapons in the arsenal against breast cancer

HHS Secretary: The Affordable Care Act Helps Women Detect Breast Cancer Early, Pay for Treatment

Sylvia Mathews Burwell | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

With awareness, more affordable screenings, better quality of care, and new research and development, we can save millions of women's lives.

Full-Circle Friendship Rooted in Triple Negative Breast Cancer

John Brothers | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
John Brothers

Working countless hours without pay, often using their own money for travel and office supplies, the founding moms refused to give up on the fledgling organization that quickly became a beacon of hope for everyone affected by this disease. Their young girls watching every step of the way.

Battling Breast Cancer in Resource-Poor Countries

Oleg Chestnov | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Oleg Chestnov

Recent years have seen great public health successes for women, such as the halving of deaths from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. But these gains are threatened by breast cancer.

Why Is No Other Disease So Literally Tied Up With Ribbons and Shopping?

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 12.27.2014 | Media
Nancy Stordahl

Every October I find myself wondering what's next. I find myself wondering what outlandish new breast cancer awareness campaign will surface. I wonder what new product will emerge transformed into its new temporary, tacky, pink version.