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Breast Cancer Awareness

The Friends of Mel Foundation

Pauline Alighieri | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Pauline Alighieri

Stories abound that Mel's Bracelets™ are meant to be given away. Frequently, individuals "pay it forward" by gifting the bracelet to someone they meet who has been touched by cancer.

Practical Suggestions for Talking With Children About Cancer

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

Having to tell children about a breast cancer diagnosis is rotten. However, based on my professional experience as a nurse and my personal experience as a patient, I know that including children in the process is the most important thing that adults can do for them.

Traditional Thinking About Black Women And Breast Cancer Proves Untrue

Posted 04.09.2013 | Black Voices

African-American women are more likely than all other women to die from breast cancer, and according to research presented this week at the annual mee...

New Breast Cancer Film to Premiere in New York City

Barron H. Lerner | Posted 05.29.2013 | Entertainment
Barron H. Lerner

Decoding Annie Parker alternates between the stories of King, played by Helen Hunt, and Parker, played by Samantha Morton. Parker now speaks about her experiences around the world.

How Pinterest Can Help Breast Cancer Survivors

Noel Franus | Posted 05.28.2013 | Impact
Noel Franus

Today in the US, about half of all survivors live with post-mastectomy scars. When my sister-in-law Molly experienced this first-hand she started P.INK -- a platform on Pinterest that provides breast cancer survivors with tattoo ideas, design inspirations and connections to artists we like.

Forced: The Identity I Didn't Ask for

Alicia Garey | Posted 05.18.2013 | Women
Alicia Garey

I'm now a statistic. Added to being a Jewish American female from New York, I am now a cancer survivor. I've wanted to be many things. I never thought this would be one of them.

Losing Your Parts to Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

It's always a horrendous experience when you are told you are going to lose a body part. I unfortunately know way too many people who have had this happen during cancer treatment. But there's a little extra slap in the face when reproductive parts are in the equation.

The Fight of a Lifetime

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 05.06.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

Every time someone we love hears the words, "You have cancer," we know their world and ours will never be the same. Gayle Brostowski, VFCC alum from the class of 1985, had no idea that 26 years later she would be diagnosed with third stage breast cancer.

Enough Already! An Urgent Mandate for Breast Cancer Prevention

Marisa Weiss, M.D. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Marisa Weiss, M.D.

These are not just statistics, data points filling up graphs and tables. These are our mothers, sisters, friends and neighbors -- women in the prime of their lives with so much at stake and so much more to give. So what's causing this serious public health problem?

World Record Or BUST! Man to Drag 'Boob Sled' Across Antarctica (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Megan Griffo | Posted 02.26.2013 | Weird News

One man is training to trek across Antarctica in record time -- with only skis, kite power, and a 400 lb boob sled. That second "o" in "Boob" is no...


Alicia Garey | Posted 04.22.2013 | Women
Alicia Garey

There is a saying that bothers me a little bit. You know the one; "everything happens for a reason." I have a hard time believing that the awful things that happen in the world were somehow meant to happen. What I can accept is that we learn from what happens.

This Cancer Therapy Takes a Look at Inner Beauty

Alexia Parks | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Outdoors, in mid-January, the temperatures reminded that it was still wintertime. Yet indoors, standing in a pool of sunlight, the woman in her 50's w...

World Cancer Day: Treatment Should Not Be a Luxury

Jeffrey L. Sturchio | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey L. Sturchio

The human cost of cancer, 21.4 million new cases per year by 2030 is unacceptable. In commemoration of World Cancer Day, we call for the global community to step-up its efforts to address cancer and other NCDs.

Open Letter to President Obama

Jonathan Agin | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

I wanted to take this opportunity to bring to light an issue that I think deserves much more awareness and attention on the federal level. Childhood cancer. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of our children in this country. Were you aware of this fact?

Breast Cancer Is Not a Facebook Status Game

Lisa Bonchek Adams | Posted 03.19.2013 | Women
Lisa Bonchek Adams

I don't usually rant, but today a message appeared in my Facebook inbox that has me steaming. When I rank "how to help those of us with cancer," sharing one of these paragraphs as a status update is the lowest possible method of showing support.

The Bicycle Diaries, Part 3: Change of Course

Lauren Cahn | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Although I would never say that I am "grateful" for having had breast cancer, I am pleased with the change in course that breast cancer catalyzed for me. Apparently, life is what happens while we're busy making other plans.

Maximize Every Possibility

Marin Alsop | Posted 03.11.2013 | Fifty
Marin Alsop

There are some moments in life that I can replay in slow motion: the moment my mother told me she had breast cancer is one of those moments.

At Peace With Life As I Know It

Alicia Garey | Posted 03.06.2013 | Women
Alicia Garey

I should be arrested for writing something so awful. It feels somehow that if I write this, it will become reality. Everyone knows you must stay positive. You must lead your mind, and thus your body, where you want to go. And yet, I have found my thoughts wandering toward this dark place.

10 Practical Tips for Women Facing Breast Cancer During the Holidays

Mary Ray | Posted 02.20.2013 | Women
Mary Ray

For women living with breast cancer, the holidays are a fraught time. On the one hand, all the preparation, planning, shopping, company parties and family gatherings can serve as a great distraction to keep your mind off cancer. On the other hand, it can be downright exhausting.

Activities to Do With Children When a Parent Has Cancer

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 02.06.2013 | Parents
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

When I was diagnosed with cancer, my first thought wasn't about me. Rather (as is the case with most parents), I wondered how on earth I could be a good mom to my daughter who, at the time, was almost 5.

For Me, Every Month Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Patsy Bates | Posted 02.02.2013 | Women
Patsy Bates

My fight against breast cancer began in 2003 during the holiday season. Amidst the hustle, bustle and shouts of "Merry Christmas," it was difficult to be cheerful, to say the least.

Starting Over

Alicia Garey | Posted 01.30.2013 | Women
Alicia Garey

I realize now how many times I had driven past buildings where people were being treated and had no idea. I became one of those people. I stand back, looking at the year that has passed, and still struggle to find the words to describe it.

Finding Humor Through Cancer

Kate Matthews | Posted 01.29.2013 | Women
Kate Matthews

"Whenever I need to feel lifted away from the fear, horror and pain of breast cancer, humor is the first place I turn."

The Beauty of a Bad Situation

Alicia Garey | Posted 01.14.2013 | Parents
Alicia Garey

Now in their teens, they will remember these days. My cancer will be part of their story. It breaks my heart.

President Clinton Joins Breast Cancer Deadline 2020 as Honorary Chair of NBCC's Global Campaign

Fran Visco | Posted 01.13.2013 | Women
Fran Visco

We must change the public global conversation about breast cancer from awareness and screening to prevention and saving lives.