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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness In July - That's Right!

Allison W. Gryphon | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact
Allison W. Gryphon

October isn't the only month people are diagnosed with breast cancer. Give me five minutes and I'll give you a few tools to take you to superhero status.

Scrambled Eggs and Cancer

Douglas Forbes | Posted 04.19.2016 | HuffPost Home
Douglas Forbes

My wife is in Cedars Sinai Hospital having her right breast removed right now. And I'm around the block ordering scrambled eggs and a side salad. Ei...

My Cancer Diagnosis: Am I an Impostor?

Mim Jenkinson | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Mim Jenkinson

I'm not a fake, I'm a fighter and my word I'm earning my stripes. I did have cancer and hopefully I do not any more. But I did and it was real. I have nothing to feel guilty about.

Presidential Candidates Need a Plan to End Breast Cancer

Fran Visco | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Fran Visco

The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) wants to know what the candidates for President of the United States will do to end breast cancer. And we want you to know, also. Breast cancer is a political issue.

Time to Get to the Real Work of Ending Breast Cancer

Fran Visco | Posted 12.11.2015 | Impact
Fran Visco

This past October, the National Breast Cancer Coalition highlighted our longtime theme of "action, not awareness" during Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

These Plumbers Are Sporting Pink For A Cause...

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 10.30.2015 | Black Voices
Bryan Cain-Jackson

The local black owned business has committed itself to "changing the way you view plumbers." The company also encourages community empowerment and development in urban communities.

A Month to Remember - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

As October draws to a close, we applaud this advocacy initiative, and take stock of its achievements and the challenges ahead. Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been a catalyst for many countries to increase resources for research and treatment, giving many women and their families renewed hope and a new lease on life.

Too Young for a Mammogram? Too Average? The Discussion Continues

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 10.28.2015 | Women
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

After decades of educating the public about the importance of early detection, the new guidelines are indeed confusing and controversial. In the new guidelines, the recommended age for annual screening mammography was increased from age 40 to age 45 for women "of average risk for breast cancer."

Top 10 Beauty Products That Benefit Breast Cancer Awareness

Melissa Meyers | Posted 10.28.2015 | Style
Melissa Meyers

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I have rounded up some of my favorite beauty brands and products that donate a percentage of their proceeds to Breast Cancer Research.

This Woman’s Tumblr Post Shows The Painful Side Of Breast Cancer Awareness

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.27.2015 | Women

Jenn Alter said she was sick of people sexualizing breast cancer. So she posted some photographs showing just how painful breast cancer treatments can...

Breast Cancer Awareness: The Psychological Aspects

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

When we think of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our thoughts usually go directly to the physical devastation that this cancer wreaks on its victims an...

She Was Told That She Was 'Too Young for a Mammogram'

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 10.23.2015 | Women
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

I share this story today as a tribute to Jennifer and as a shout-out to those individuals and organizations supporting the new guidelines for mammography, which propose conducting screening mammography later in life and with less frequency.

Do Awareness Months Work?

Kim Thiboldeaux | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Kim Thiboldeaux

We believe that people impacted by cancer, or any serious illness, are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. Awareness months may not be perfect, but they do make a difference.

New Mammogram Guideline: A Glimpse at the Future of Personalized Medicine

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

I am excited about the new recommendations simply because they indirectly acknowledge a simple fact. We are all unique -- not one of us mirrors the chemistry, the biology, the genetics or the lifestyle of our sisters.

Pinktober: 3 Fashion Brands Giving Back

Sissi Johnson | Posted 10.22.2015 | Style
Sissi Johnson

It's about time to trade our runway vanity for some conscious shopping. How about warming up our Fall wardrobe with a splash of pink to raise awareness and support breast cancer research ?

Living in the Shadow of Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Andrea Ghoorah Sieminski | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Ghoorah Sieminski

Last weekend was my three-year cancerversary. With each year that passes, my cancer experience moves a little bit further away from me, yet at the sam...

The Missing Conversation in Pinktober: Emotional Scars of Breast Cancer

Uzma Yunus | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Uzma Yunus

After a year and half of intensive treatments, I was handed broken pieces of my existence and told to go rebuild what I had lost. My mastectomy scar has certainly healed, but have I?

New Surgical Technique Provides Better Options for Breast Cancer Patients

Hilton Becker, M.D. | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Hilton Becker, M.D.

A woman's first concern following the diagnosis of breast cancer is the treatment of the cancer. They are then further traumatized by the fact that they will lose a major symbol of their femininity.

Join Me in Helping to #GROWtheGood in October for Kids in Need

Cy Wakeman | Posted 11.04.2015 | Impact
Cy Wakeman

This week marks the 11th anniversary of my mother's death due to breast cancer. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about her and wonder...

What I Wish I'd Known When I Was First Diagnosed With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Jennifer Campisano | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Campisano

A few months ago, after being asked for the umpteenth time what advice I'd give to someone newly diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, I reached out ...

Tailoring Treatment, One Cancer Patient At A Time

Footnote | Posted 10.20.2015 | Science

At age 42, Holly Boehle was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. Fortunately, the cancer cells have been banished by chemotherapy targeted against a specific genetic abnormality in her tumor.

Making the Most of Your Dialogue When Dealing With Breast Cancer

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

One of the most difficult aspects for anyone in dealing with breast cancer is handling the medical aspects that one faces. I clearly remember the firs...

We Seek Comfort in October, but What Are We Doing to Stop Breast Cancer?

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 10.20.2015 | Women
Jeanne Rizzo

I envision a world in which we live without fear of losing our breasts or our lives as a result of what we've eaten, touched or breathed because the environmental causes of breast cancer have been identified and eliminated.

4 Women Show the Reality of Their Mastectomies in Stunning Photos

Women's Health | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Women's Health

We interviewed and photographed four women who've undergone bilateral mastectomies; here's what they say their unique experiences entailed.

Woman Documents Her Double Mastectomy With A Brave And Joyful Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.19.2015 | Women

In 2014, Aniela McGuinness was in the process of scheduling her preventative bilateral mastectomy because she had a genetic mutation that made her mor...