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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Perils of Politicizing Breast Cancer

Terry O'Neill | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women
Terry O'Neill

The real question is, why should women's access to health services be dependent on whatever ideologies currently prevail among legislators?

The Art of Surviving Breast Cancer

Antonia Marrero | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women
Antonia Marrero

Marion Behr discovered that typically, survivors feel responsible for helping others through the ordeal of cancer and find purpose in that mission. By sharing their honest stories, survivors are doing just that.

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Don't Think Pink―Think Green

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

While KFC and Komen earn millions selling pink buckets of fried chicken and Boar's Head pink-wraps its meats, women could do more to combat breast cancer by convincing their friends and family members to say no to pink-beribboned animal products and yes to the produce aisle.

Mothering through Breast Cancer: 5 Tips to Powerful Mothering Through Adversity

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 12.21.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

They say there is nothing fiercer than a mama bear protecting her cubs, and when a diagnosis of cancer comes, many women feel deep fear and an unwavering will to live.

I Survived Breast Cancer Myself, But Now I'm Afraid I Passed the Gene to My Kids

Betsy Hnath | Posted 12.21.2014 | Parents
Betsy Hnath

Now when I see the traits we have in common I secretly apologize, sure that the more features we share, the more likely we share the BRCA2 also. "I'm so sorry," I whisper, tears welling, gazing at my daughter who looks most like me. "I didn't mean it."

This Woman Has Had Breast Cancer For 17 Years. Here's What She Wishes Everyone Knew.

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living

Photo credit: Nancy Borowick When Laurel Borowick learned she had breast cancer in 1997, she didn’t join an online community for support. Sh...

Why Are Black Women Dying of Breast Cancer, Even Though More White Women Are Diagnosed?

Tiffany Denee Jones | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Denee Jones

Statistically, black women are more likely to die of breast cancer than white women, even though more white women are diagnosed with it. Heartbreakingly, one of the reasons for this is fear.

Why Healthy Lung Month Is Something We All Need to Be Aware Of

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Heidi Mulligan Walker

I did not know that October was Healthy Lung Month until I was contacted by Heather Von St. James. Nor did I think that Healthy Lung Month had much to...

5 Reasons Pink Needs to Fade to Black

Joe Waters | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Joe Waters

Pinktober is like a long-running TV show. It began with a bang and was loved by millions. But it jumped the shark years ago and its ratings have slipped. There are better options. It's time to pull the plug on pink.

A Breast Cancer Diagnosis Turned This Oncologist Into A Patient

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Friday marks National Mammogram Day, a day that reminds us to be proactive with our health. The necessity of regular check-ups is personified in Dr. C...

Breast Cancer: Survivors' Wisdom for the Newly Diagnosed

Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana

Being diagnosed with any disease or illness is life altering. It is normal to experience a wide range of emotions and thought processes as the news settles in. For the incredible women highlighted in this post, being diagnosed with breast cancer changed their lives forever, and in ways they could not imagine.

Dating NED

Molly Lindquist | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Molly Lindquist

And then NED came into my life. No Evidence of Disease. While I completely respect and embrace my friends who identify themselves as "survivors," that word has always left more questions than answers for me. So I decided to date NED.

Think Pink! Fabulous Fashionable Products That Support Breast Cancer Research

Colleen Mullaney | Posted 12.17.2014 | Style
Colleen Mullaney

Be an active part of Breast Cancer Awareness month and shop these great grabs, all of which donate part of their proceeds to Breast Cancer research or a specific charity.

Do Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns Downplay The Disease?

Deseret News | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact

With glib slogans like, "Set the tatas free," National No Bra Day's aim is, according to related breast cancer awareness campaign Save the Tatas, "to ...

Gratitude for People Who 'Get It'

Meg Seitz | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Meg Seitz

I don't know if "getting it" is as much a part of any religious faith or doctrine as it is just about being an awesomely aware human. There's no book out there that says to drop off a casserole 24 hours after a lumpectomy and then follow up three days later with People magazine.

The Face of Breast Cancer

Deborah Doucette | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty
Deborah Doucette

Breast cancer is an epidemic. But, especially in October, it's all pink and balloons, women smiling in sneakers walking and walking, companies slapping breast cancer logos onto every bit of merchandise under the sun to make an extra buck, and money poured into raising awareness of a disease that one would have to be living under a giant, really deep rock to not be aware of.

Our Football Family's Stunning Act Of Love

Sarah Amento | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Sarah Amento

The boys began taking off their helmets one by one, presenting me with roses, and I was so overwhelmed. These boys had shaved their hair in support of not only me, but for their football brother, "Amento." I looked into the eyes of this united team and I saw their pride.

Montgomery Gentry's Message to Female Fans: "Check Your Headlights"

Brittany Hodak | Posted 12.13.2014 | Impact
Brittany Hodak

What do you get when you take one of country music's most successful duos, add a new hit song, a tongue-in-cheek reference to the female anatomy, and a philanthropic focus? Montgomery Gentry's "Check Your Headlights" bundle on new digital music service

Why Breast Cancer Awareness Is A Lot More Than Just 'Thinking Pink'

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

While seeing breast cancer awareness raised to 21st century levels of conscience is truly a wonderful thing ... it is not enough.

Breast Cancer, a Global Disease

Helen Zorbas | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Helen Zorbas

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, let's all do what we can to keep up the momentum and reduce the impact of breast cancer. Knowledge is power -- knowledge to reduce risk of breast cancer, and to find cancer early if it's there.

No Time For Complacency: Advanced Breast Cancer Calls For Advanced Research

Myra J. Biblowit | Posted 12.13.2014 | Impact
Myra J. Biblowit

While there has been significant progress in early detection and treatment for primary breast cancer, advances in treatment and prevention of metastasis are lagging behind. It's a wily disease that works in mysterious ways.

3D Mammograms Offer Confidence in Screening

Sarah Friedewald, M.D. | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Friedewald, M.D.

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month focuses attention on this horrifying disease, I am hopeful that patients, physicians and insurance companies take this new information seriously. As mammography changes and evolves, so must our understanding of the technology.

It's Not Too Late To Do Your Part This Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Style

October may be in full swing, but that doesn't mean it's too late to pick up some Breast Cancer Awareness merchandise. And while the multitude of bran...

Wearing of the Pink

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.12.2014 | Sports
Patricia McGuire

So far, based on the disclosure on its website, the bottom line appears to be that the NFL has raised about $7 million over 5 years in its breast cancer initiative. Given the billions in revenues the league and its teams have made in that same period of time, this amount seems paltry.

9 Important Greeting Cards For October

Shiri Eshel | Posted 12.07.2014 | Comedy
Shiri Eshel

It's October again! Time to wish something... ...