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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Dear Pinktober: This Is Not a Nice Letter (Explicit)

Monica Stevens-Kirby | Posted 10.13.2016 | Women
Monica Stevens-Kirby

Pinktober is wasteful, and it's a distraction. Much of the crap I will be socially guilted into purchasing will never "profit" people directly affected by cancer. I will have more unwanted pink stuff, and people I love will still have cancer.

When Cancer Turned the Tables on My Friend, We Decided to Boldly Fight Back

B.K. Cannon | Posted 10.13.2016 | Health News
B.K. Cannon

I am happy to say that I have remained cancer-free, but the truth is that the side effects from these life saving treatments can, and usually do, affect a survivor for a lifetime.

NFL Won't Allow DeAngelo Williams To Wear Pink For His Late Mother

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.14.2015 | Sports

Every October, the NFL tries to convince you that they really do care about fighting breast cancer. They release breast cancer awareness commercials a...

How I Went From Breast Cancer Survivor To Thriver

Diana M. Raab | Posted 10.13.2016 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

I'll also never forget the words my surgeon uttered back in 2001 when he told me of my diagnosis of DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ). 'If this experience doesn't rivet you, nothing will. You'll never look at life in the same way.' He was right.

Husband And Wife Both With Breast Cancer Show It Isn't Just A Woman's Disease

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 10.12.2015 | Good News

An inspirational couple has turned a shared illness into a shared vision for the future of public health. Meg and Gerard Campion have both been diagn...

Why Did I Get Breast Cancer?

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 10.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

It's time for all of us to start thinking for ourselves. We must stop letting all of the best marketers run our lives. We should discuss our concerns with the real experts and that is those who are a part of our medical team. But we must remember that no person, not even the very best in the medical field, has all of the answers.

In Her Words: Lil Mama Recounts Breast Cancer Battle | Posted 10.10.2016 | Black Voices

I never would have imagined it. I didn't see it coming to a person who was so lively. While she stayed in high spirits, I saw the change in her security. She didn't feel like herself. That was very hurtful to witness.

Football and Breast Cancer

Fran Visco | Posted 10.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Fran Visco

The NFL could play a role in the effort to save lives, perhaps by donating millions to the right kind of research, to true prevention and to figuring out how to stop women and men from dying of breast cancer, or to help the un- and underinsured pay for treatment. Using this incredible platform to help change the conversation to ending breast cancer would be an enormous gif.

Breast Cancer Deadline 2020: Deadlines Drive Action -- Join Us

Fran Visco | Posted 10.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Fran Visco

Knowing how to end breast cancer by 2020 is achievable -- with the right amount of passion, leadership and funding. It will take all of us working together to change years of incremental progress and to close out this decade with unparalleled achievement.

Thought Power: A New Path to Optimal Health

Melody Pourmoradi | Posted 10.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Melody Pourmoradi

By reorganizing your thought patterns and releasing old patterns and beliefs, you will create a unique and personalized path to highest level of health available to you. 

On Being a Survivor

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 10.05.2016 | Women
Sheryl Kraft

That gift which has metamorphosed into survivorship, sparkles and glows with such startling brilliance and you find that you need just as much as the air you breathe. All things suddenly seem brighter; more luminous.

Think Before You Pink

Megan Egbert | Posted 10.05.2016 | Impact
Megan Egbert

The complete lack of accountability on Susan G. Komen's part for who they accept money from. Pink fracking drills anyone?

Breast Cancer: The Wearing of the Pink

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

Breast cancer awareness and research and funding for those who can't afford the medical care and treatment and other financial support should not be viewed and advertised because it is a money maker.

Meatless Monday: For Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Vegetarian Awareness Month, Eat Like a CHAMP

Ellen Kanner | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Welcome to Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Vegetarian Awareness Month. Are you aware of what you eat? Veggie Queen Jill Nussinow doesn't think so....

For Sue...

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 10.01.2016 | Women
SidneyAnne Stone

Every year I write something for breast cancer awareness month and I always keep it positive. You may read this and feel I've strayed from that way of thinking but it is all in how you perceive things I suppose so, please, bear with me.

The Breastfeeding Corner

Merritt E. James | Posted 10.01.2016 | Black Voices
Merritt E. James

The breastfeeding community wonders why national breast cancer campaigns continue to omit breastfeeding as a strategy that will help prevent breast cancer. I suggest we make a significant change this year by promoting breastfeeding as a critical weapon in our fight against cancer.

How I Feel About October, As A Breast Cancer Survivor

Caryn Fine Sullivan | Posted 10.01.2016 | Women
Caryn Fine Sullivan

I want to cry because for every happy story I see, I realize there are many stories that don't end happily. I cry for them and cry for me -- wondering if I will be one of them.

From PCOS to Breast Cancer: Understanding the Epidemic of Hormone Failure

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 09.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

As we all stop to think about breast cancer and cancer prevention, begin your cancer prevention plan by understanding the concepts, your hormones and your risks -- at any age.

Why Don't We Have a Cure for Breast Cancer?

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

The pink ribbon and the wearing of the pink should serve as a reminder of all of the work left to do. It is to remind us that there are those working non-stop throughout the world to find treatments to assist those who are currently suffering.

Changing the Face of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

If we focus our awareness in this way, we will be able to help so many more people than we could previously have imagined and that will make this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Month the best one ever.

Empowering Breast Cancer Patients With Previsualization Tools.

Marianne Angelo | Posted 06.11.2016 | Impact
Marianne Angelo

Whenever I hear about a new Breast Cancer diagnosis, I wince. I know all too well about the challenges ahead as I've been through every assault. Someone said to me "look on the bright side, at least you get free plastic surgery!"

This Woman Documented Her Breast Cancer Diagnosis, And 43 Million People Responded

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living

In 2012, Holley Kitchen was diagnosed with breast cancer. After being treated with a double mastectomy, chemo, radiation and hormone therapy, she thou...

Rowing to Survive Breast Cancer

Ami Dudzinski Mehr | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Ami Dudzinski Mehr

There is no one size fits all for dealing with these situations, and I feel the way I approached my journey and recovery can empower other women. I didn't let cancer define me, but instead tried to look at the good that would come out of the situation to help other women.

How I Coped With My Mom's Breast Cancer

Meg Seitz | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Meg Seitz

It's a total head game when someone you love is diagnosed with cancer. You start to question absolutely everything -- what you do, what you say, who your friends are, who you date, who you are.

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.