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Breast Cancer Awareness

A Message to President-Elect Trump

Fran Visco | Posted 12.05.2016 | Politics
Fran Visco

This month, I thought I would be writing about presenting an agenda to President-elect Clinton's transition team, with our suggestions for a plan to e...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Know the Facts!

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 10.26.2016 | Women
SreyRam Kuy, MD

Hearing the words from your doctor "You have breast cancer" is a major fear after getting a mammogram for millions of women. Each year in the United...

Early Detection Saved My Life. I'm A Breast Cancer Survivor.

Melanie Harris | Posted 10.25.2016 | Women
Melanie Harris

New York based Fashion Designer Melanie Harris' harrowing tale I am a 3rd generation designer, being the granddaughter of Couturier, Rose Taft. I m...

How I Celebrate Life 15 Years After My First Cancer Diagnosis

Diana M. Raab | Posted 10.19.2016 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

October is here once again, and I'm reminded that it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To be aware of breast cancer means that you're mindful and conscious of the possibility of getting this disease, which affects one in eight women.

Reconstruction After Breast Cancer

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 10.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

At a recent luncheon with a fellow breast cancer survivor, my friend shared that her sister was in the process of making a determination about her bre...

Breast Cancer Campaigns Need More Action, Less Awareness

Mark Malinowski | Posted 10.17.2016 | Impact
Mark Malinowski

One of my best friends from high school, Stephanie, died from breast cancer two years ago. She had battled the disease for years and just when things began to positively come together in her life, it came back with a vengeance and killed her.

Why I Won’t Get The Genetic Test For Breast Cancer

Wired | Posted 10.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Wired

By Cynthia Graber for WIRED. A few years ago, my mother called with an urgent request. She was agitated. She had just come from a meeting of her Jewi...

There Should Be Outrage Over Sexist Breast Cancer Campaigns

Elisabeth Dale | Posted 10.12.2016 | Women
Elisabeth Dale

Are you saving the ta-tas this October? How about second base? Maybe you'll put on an "I love boobies" bracelet or a giant boob costume in support the UK's Coppafeel campaign.

Woman’s Mastectomy Tattoo Shows 'Cancer Doesn’t Always Leave The Last Mark'

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.12.2016 | Women

”To me it is a thing of beauty and every morning when I see it ― it’s like it’s for the first time ― it puts a smile on my face.” That’s...

Breast Backwards: From One Size Fits All To Personalized Breast Cancer Screening After My Advanced Stage Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 10.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

There are multiple occasions when I discover just the perfect top only to be disappointed that its one size fits all did not fit ME. This is exactly w...

Sheryl Crow: 'Make Decisions Based On Joy As Opposed To Fear'

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 10.10.2016 | Good News
Jeryl Brunner

Sheryl Crow thought that she would be the last person to be diagnosed with breast cancer. But in 2006, a routine mammogram revealed otherwise.

1 In 3 Of Us Has A Loved One With Breast Cancer

Jack Anderson | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Jack Anderson

It's October. It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We're all aware of that. We're also aware that one in eight American women are diagnosed with brea...

What Men Against Breast Cancer Want You To Know

Kandice Ferrell | Posted 10.05.2016 | Impact
Kandice Ferrell

An oncology study by the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, confirms what many cancer survivors already know -- patients with strong support networks are not only more likely to survive, they also experience reduced occurrences of cancer resurgence.

After Breast Cancer, Nothing Is Ever The Same

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 10.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

A fellow breast cancer survivor and I were having a conversation the other day when she turned to me and asked what life is like after treatment has b...

Do Pink Ribbons Cause Cancer?

Jon Whelan | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Jon Whelan

I have a confession. I used to be ignorant about the "Cancer Loophole." I thought that if a product was on the store shelf, that meant it was safe. ...

What Is Inflammatory Breast Cancer or IBC

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 09.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

Just when I think that I might be getting a bit of a handle on the various types of breast cancers and how they most frequently manifest themselves, I...

How You Can Join The Breast Health Challenge

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 09.21.2016 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

It's almost October again: Breast Cancer Awareness Month! As an 11-year breast cancer survivor, I don't really need to be reminded that breast cancer exists. However, I'm always interested in ways I can work proactively to prevent its recurrence.

A Breast Cancer Diagnosis For A 'Strong Woman'

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 09.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

No matter how strong you may think she is, this is a life-changing event for her and whatever you can best offer her in this time of her need, she will be very grateful for the help, kindness and thoughtfulness.

The Lesson Of Gratitude Learned From Breast Cancer

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 09.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

As I woke up this morning, I couldn't help but notice the beautiful sunlight that was pouring in the window as the gentle breeze filled the room. What...

Blaming A Cancer Patient For Getting Cancer

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

You have just received a diagnosis of cancer. You are shocked and upset and in a state of disbelief. You are trying to hear everything that you are be...

How Do Breast Cancer And Metastatic Breast Cancer Differ

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 08.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

It is my greatest hope that we can place an increased focus on advanced breast cancer and create an increased amount of funding that is dedicated to those who are fighting for their lives on a daily basis with advanced breast cancer.

Why Did You Leave When I Said I Have Cancer

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 08.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

If someone leaves you after you share a cancer diagnosis, you have a couple of choices to make. You can be angry and bitter and spend a lot of your good energy on being disappointed and sad about the choice that they made. Or you can focus on yourself, your journey and on finding other.

Making Treatment Decisions As, Or For, A Cancer Patient

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 08.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

While it is difficult sometimes to be motivated to advocate for yourself or someone else when you are in the middle of a cancer crisis, it is definitely something that you should consider. It may very well be that your doctor is perfectly positioned to provide you with the best of care available for your particular situation and if you feel that this is the case, then by all means feel free to proceed.

The Olympian In Each Of Us

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 08.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Jacoby

The indomitable spirit of never giving up, to keep on going despite all adversity and to help and love each other is what life is truly all about and that is truly the Olympic spirit within all of us. I am grateful for the reminder as we once again all join together on this global stage.

Looking At The World Differently After Breast Cancer

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 08.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

I recently had cause to reflect upon the last two decades of my life in conjunction with my work anniversary but it is very interesting to me how my m...