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Breast Cancer Awareness

How I Use Facebook To Talk About The Reality Of Cancer

Ashley Blair Doyle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ashley Blair Doyle

This special space is so sacred to me, I feel proud to be a part of it. It's a safe forum where we can all talk freely about our crappy situation that is cancer. Initially there were only 15 of us to start. And then 25. Then 30. A year later, we're sitting at about 230 members -- men and women with all types of cancers from all over the world.

Doctor and Wife Open Home to Cancer Patients

Lisa Masters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Masters

I don't think "Thank you!" can truly express the gratitude that many of us often wish to express to those who are not in the business of treating cancer patients who give their hearts, time and love to those of us that have connected with the disease.

Amy Robach's Shocking Announcement

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Helene Cohen Bludman

Her friend and GMA colleague, Robin Roberts, a breast cancer survivor herself, told her that if she saved one life by doing this, it would be worth it. Little did Amy know that the life she would save would be her own.

This Inspiring Photographer Chose To Find Beauty In Breast Cancer

Posted 11.12.2013 | Good News

Kimberli Ransom is a professional photographer. She has also been diagnosed with breast cancer. But instead of staying behind the camera, she's...

Updating the Toxic Substance Control Act and Haley's Ribbon: Looping Back to Breast Cancer Prevention

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact
Karuna Jaggar

The story of the pink ribbon is the story of how breast cancer prevention has been marginalized and the power of people to stand up to corporations. Few people know that the pink ribbon began as a peach ribbon for prevention.

The Exploitation of Childhood Cancer and the Government Shutdown

Jonathan Agin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

You all remember that little government shutdown a handful of weeks back don't you? Doctors in lab coats stood behind members of Congress as we all worried about children currently battling cancer and those newly diagnosed.

'I Conquered Breast Cancer at 30'

Samantha Golkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Samantha Golkin

With five little words, my doctor confirmed what I had always feared, but what I had prepared myself to hear. At 30 years old (and exactly three months before my wedding), I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The Truth About Pink

Cari Shane | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Cari Shane

So, she put the word out on FB about her mission and asked men and women to send real photos of themselves in all stages of cancer; photos that showed the truth about what cancer looks like.

Cancer Messed With the Wrong B*tch: Awareness Is the New Ignorance

Seporah Raizer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Seporah Raizer

People go around showing off their new pink swag like they're the bee's knees, but ask them what the symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer are, or if they've heard of triple negative breast cancer, or lymphedema, and you'll get a blank stare and a change of subject.

My Lolly's Locks Experience

Deb Donatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Deb Donatti

My name is Deb Donatti. I am a 47-year-old mother of three, married for almost 25 years... and at the end of July 2013, I found out I have invasive breast cancer.

The NFL Goes Pink for the Green

Eric Marmon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Eric Marmon

The perception is that the NFL goes pink to make women aware of breast cancer. In reality, the NFL goes pink to make women aware of the NFL.

Breathing, Manual Therapy and Breast Cancer Recovery

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

="float: left; margin:10px"> It's breast cancer awareness month, and Dr. Alexes Hazen, a breast surgeon at NYU Langone Medical Center, Tamar Amitay,...

Life After Breast Cancer

Joni Eareckson Tada | Posted 10.31.2013 | Religion
Joni Eareckson Tada

I once heard someone say that human beings naturally lean toward cowardice and fear - you hang around someone who's afraid, and it will breed fear. Spend time with someone who is cowardly and you begin to feel timid and cowardly too.

Bottle Tops and Breast Cancer: Pushing Mammograms With Every Prescription

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Karuna Jaggar

Overly simplified messages about early detection too often ends up blaming women for their cancers or gives them false assurances that the treatment they are enduring is ultimately all for the best. Medical advice on a complex issue.

How Sailing Brought Me Closer to a Breast Cancer Survivor -- My Birth Mom

Ashley Bell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ashley Bell

I was adopted at birth, and met my biological mother when I was 19 years old -- well after her first diagnosis, treatment and remission from breast cancer. It really didn't register at the time how close I came to never having known my own mother and best friend.

The Way This Woman Honored Her Best Friend Will Melt Your Heart

Carol McCarthy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Carol McCarthy

I did not find a support community for "persons that have lost a best friend." There was no one to reminisce with about old boyfriends, no more laughing over memories of high school hijinks.

Pinktober 2013 Is Ending... Now What?

Lisa Masters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

I may have yet another chance at life. Who gets that? What good will I accomplish? Who can I help? I have a lot of stuff to do now.

Why You Should Totally Get to Second Base With Yourself

Jenny Isenman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jenny Isenman

I'd heard horrible tales of the mammogram and it's crushing pain. I feared the impending torture and dreaded that what little my child bearing and breastfeeding had left unscathed would be permanently altered.

Breast Cancer Awareness and Football: They Go Hand in Hand

Stephanie Bender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Although football and breast cancer make strange bedfellows, some of the principles of football apply to us as menopausal and postmenopausal women. We need to know our game plan, just as pro players do.

A Tale of Three (and a Half) Foobs: Two Cancer Survivors Tell Their Mastectomy Stories

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Joanna_Montgomery

Most women have a love/hate relationship with their breasts. And then there's the cruelest joke of all. "The girls," those beautiful bumps we could hardly wait to grow, try to kill us. We hear the four words that change us forever: you have breast cancer.

Inked With Pink Victory

Alyson Renaldo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Alyson Renaldo

This author is among those fortunate to report that after a double mastectomy and a second recurrence of breast cancer, my aunt, is again cancer free.

Open Letter to SimplePickup2

Lara Huffman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lara Huffman

I just watched your Youtube video where you put these "haters" on blast, saying because of them, breast cancer research just lost out on $7,000. I can't speak for all the other haters, but on behalf of this hater, GOOD.

Breast Cancer Priority #1: Saving Lives

Fran Visco | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Fran Visco

Breast Cancer Awareness month is coming to a close. And I am grateful. Every year it brings a sea of pink and this year was no different. But has anything meaningful changed from last year? Have we made progress?

6 Movies to Chase Away the Blues

Alice Hoffman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Alice Hoffman

During times of sorrow, there are certain films that always help us to escape, at least for about ninety minutes. Sometimes movies really are the best medicine.

Safely Avoid Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer With New Genetic Test

Melissa A. Belli, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa A. Belli, M.D.

Medical genomics are changing the way we bring precision medicine to our patients. Women need to be aware of this technology to support their breast cancer treatment decisions so they can not only extend their life, but also retain their wellness.