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Breast Cancer Awareness

10 Awesome Breast Cancer Gifts

Betsy Hnath | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Betsy Hnath

Cancer can take away so much, and yet nothing in my life has taught me more about myself -- or others.

'Black Women, We Die Of This Disease When We Don't Have To'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.08.2014 | Black Voices

The threat of breast cancer is an indiscriminate one. Women --and some men -- of all colors shapes and sizes face the deadly disease everyday. But...

'Love In The City' Star Shocks Friends With Cancer News

OWN | Posted 05.01.2014 | OWN

"Love in the City" star Tiffany Jones hasn't been shy about discussing her battle with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2005 at age 29, Tiffany underwent t...

Mammography: Just Some of the Facts, Ma'am

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

Physicians have an ethical responsibility to truthfully communicate the current scientific facts with their patients. Additionally, they need to listen to and respect patients' preferences even when it may collide with their own preferences.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pink Sweater: A Tribute to my Aunt

Kimann Schultz | Posted 06.15.2014 | Women
Kimann Schultz

When your father is executed in a Kharkov prison for his political beliefs and you are forced to flee your homeland with your newly-widowed mother and younger brother, first to Poland then on to a ravaged, post-War Berlin, is a bout with breast cancer viewed with some different perspective?

Cancer Messed With the Wrong B*tch: Another Day, Another Diagnosis

Seporah Raizer | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Seporah Raizer

I was understandably upset by this new diagnosis of lymphedema. It happened to be April Fool's Day and yes, part of me was hoping that this was just one colossal prank the universe was praying on me. But it's real and devastating to me.

What Happens in Vegas... Is Exposed!

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

One can hardly talk about Las Vegas without including the word "breasts" to describe some of the razzle-dazzle scantily-clad entertainment. Bombarded...

Organization Sells Designer Wedding Dresses For A Great Cause

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 04.01.2014 | Good News

Brides Against Breast Cancer (BABC), an organization which offers programs and services to cancer patients, is on its annual nationwide "Tour of Gowns...

Why I Am Anti-Komen

Lara Huffman | Posted 05.17.2014 | Women
Lara Huffman

Breast cancer isn't being ignored. You know what's being ignored and the real elephant in the pink room (see below for more on this reference): metastatic breast cancer, aka Stage 4 breast cancer.

Women Changing the Way We Think About Our Boobs: Dr. Nalini Chilkov and Dr. Kristi Funk

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

After her mother was diagnosed with cancer three times, and her father twice, Dr. Nalini Chilkov found herself on the road to helping patients like both of her patients. Thirty years later, she is on the forefront of a new type of cancer care.

Women Changing the Way We Think About Our Boobs: Angelique Pitney

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

For so many women affected by breast cancer, like Angelique, it all comes back to daughters. The next generation. The group of young women, like myself, who have a whole other world of resources and therefore hopefully a whole other world of hope to live cancer free.

Women Changing the Way We Think About Our Boobs: Mary Ann Wasil

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

At 39-years-old, Mary Ann was a mother of three and found a lump on her breast. After her diagnosis, she required immediate chemotherapy. How does a woman like herself end up with an organization that not only empowers women, but is changing the way we think about breast health?

The Loneliness of Cancer

Lisa Masters | Posted 05.06.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

I am by nature an optimist. I am strong. I usually keep the sadness of myself to myself. I tell you that I'm not terminal and that I believe a cure will be found in time. I so want that to be true. I have Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer.

A New Battle Has Begun....

Hannah Foxley | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Hannah Foxley

I woke this morning feeling very apprehensive about the news I was about to get, my gut instinct was telling me that I probably had cancer in my liver. I ate some breakfast and then was immediately sick, which I think was because I knew I was about to get bad news.

Cancer Messed With the Wrong B*tch: Cancer Is Not a Competition

Seporah Raizer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Seporah Raizer

Cancer is not a competition. Oh, well, it is if you ask Official Pancreatic Action -- their latest ad campaign features a picture of a woman, with a bald head (presumably from chemo), and next to her is a quote, "I wish I had breast cancer."

What Happened When My Doctor Found a Lump

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 04.02.2014 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

In this moment, waiting on a cold table in a pink medical robe opened in the front, I love my body with a ferocity one can only feel when something familiar and dependable could suddenly be ripped away.

Dear Avon, I Do Not Want to 'Run for Breast Cancer'

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

No one in her right mind wants to run, walk, or in any way support breast cancer. We run against it. We run to empower the people who have been afflicted and are at risk of being afflicted in the future. We do not run to promote it or to encourage a culture of disease.

Breast Cancer's New Buzz Words: Chronic Disease

Lisa Masters | Posted 03.08.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

I like "chronic disease." It's easier for me to visualize my mortality not as something that is going to come quickly but as something I can live with. That is the key word... LIVE.

New Year, New Approach to Breast Cancer

Fran Visco | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Fran Visco

It may surprise many people, but aside from the deadline, little has changed in breast cancer over the past 50 years. Breast cancer awareness is at an all time high. Yet there is an appalling lack of results to show for all of it.

Cancer Messed With the Wrong B*tch: To Womb It May Concern

Seporah Raizer | Posted 02.28.2014 | Women
Seporah Raizer

Most of the articles I see about young women with cancer are about women who are mothers-- which is tragic, and breaks my heart every time I read them. But what you don't read about as often is about young women who were childless at diagnosis, and will remain childless due to cancer treatment.

The Times' Breast Cancer Brouhaha

Amy Wu | Posted 02.03.2014 | Women
Amy Wu

The brouhaha over readers mixed reactions over The New York Times' front page photo of a breast cancer conqueror enrages me.

Sex and Dating After Cancer

Lisa Masters | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Masters

After my divorce, I thought that there was no way any man would want to be with me because of my deformities... especially at my age. I was so very wrong.

The Grace Project: Transforming Our Ideal of Female Beauty

Judith Johnson | Posted 02.01.2014 | Women
Judith Johnson

In the Grace Project, Isis is bringing her transformational photography to women who have had mastectomies -- giving them permission to see themselves as beautiful and whole.

What's the Problem With Sewing Breast Cancer Awareness Into Bras?

Elisabeth Dale | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Elisabeth Dale

Are you ready for breast cancer awareness in your bra? If one charitable group has its way, a breast health message will soon be found in every woman's lingerie drawer.

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.