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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Breastfeeding Corner

Merritt E. James | Posted 10.01.2015 | 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 10.01.2015 | 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 09.30.2015 | 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 09.28.2015 | 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 09.22.2015 | 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.

'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 05.26.2015 | 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.