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Breast Cancer Awareness


Sarah Albertson-Corkery | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Sarah Albertson-Corkery

I asked Lucy why she was telling people that I had back surgery. She said, "Well, it's easier than telling them about the front." We'll, I'll give you that, Lucy. I love that she makes me laugh.

I Went To A Cancer Party -- And I Liked It

Erika Lade | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Erika Lade

I saw the people who have held my hand, poked me with needles, taken my vital signs and treated my cancer, and I saw them for once in a non-medical way. They were not in white coats and sneakers or scrubs -- they were laughing, eating and drinking cocktails.

Where's the Feminism in the Awareness?

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 12.25.2012 | Impact
Nancy Stordahl

It's wrong to trivialize women. It's wrong to trivialize a deadly disease. And I have to ask would this be acceptable if we were dealing with male body parts or a man's disease? Where is the feminism in breast cancer awareness?

NFL Player Beats Breast Cancer With Sledgehammer

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 02.06.2013 | Impact

Nick Eason is used to beating up on opponents, but this time, the Arizona Cardinals defensive end is tackling another enemy: breast cancer. In a vi...

The Power of Positive

Concetta Bertoldi | Posted 12.25.2012 | Impact
Concetta Bertoldi

Darlene has breast cancer. She never asked, "Why me?" Right from the beginning, she decided that she was going to bring a positive outlook to her situation, to the very best of her ability.

The Silent Story of Male Breast Cancer

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time we typically associate with women, mothers, and pink ribbons. But what many of us don't realize is th...

7 Things No One Tells You About Breast Cancer

Glamour | Posted 10.24.2012 | Women

Each October the ribbons return, the fund-raisers reboot, and newspaper headlines everywhere become overwhelmingly breast-centric. So you couldn’t b...

Understanding the Definitive Pink Victory

Alyson Renaldo | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact
Alyson Renaldo

October 2012. We've been glowing pink all month, celebrating victories and being mindful of the need to eradicate breast cancer.

38-Foot Pink RV Delivers Hope for Breast Cancer

HooplaHa | Posted 12.23.2012 | Good News

The Hope Bus, a mobile wellness and resource center that also happens to be a glorious pink 37-foot RV, delivers programs, services and resources across Rhode Island and into Massachusetts.

Mammogram vs. Ultrasound: Which Is More Effective?

Posted 10.23.2012 | Black Voices

In what's being touted as the largest analysis of breast cancer screening methods for women under the age of 40, researchers at the Seattle Cancer Car...

Ta-Tas? Really?

AnnaKate Pitts | Posted 12.23.2012 | Teen
AnnaKate Pitts

There are common breast cancer awareness bumper stickers and T-shirts that state, "Save the the ta-tas." It is not called ta-ta cancer. It is called breast cancer, and it kills.

Finding Silver Linings During Breast Cancer

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

Pain and sadness are important and valuable feelings that need to be processed during and after any rotten experience. The beauty of Silver Linings is that they don't take away the rain. Rather, they provide an umbrella.

Two Bad Weeks for My Patients

Steven Teitelbaum | Posted 12.22.2012 | Style
Steven Teitelbaum

Your doctor won't force you to return to their office for a follow-up. Don't wait for your insurance company to send a town car to take you for a scan. You are responsible.

Is This the Best Way to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research?

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 12.22.2012 | Women
Hayley Rose Horzepa

By continuing to condone the use of this terminology in breast cancer awareness campaigns, women send the message that we're okay with the objectification of women and our "boobies."

Stars Who Have Battled Breast Cancer

Posted 10.21.2012 | Black Voices

Breast cancer affects women of all races and ethnicities, but unfortunately, it has disproportionately affected many women in the black community. ...

Why A Mastectomy Was The Best Choice For Me

Amy Curran Baker | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Curran Baker

I decided that I would undergo a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. I remember the frustration I felt at not having the mastectomy sooner. I wanted to fast track the whole thing. I wanted those things off yesterday.

Save the Ta-Tas, Save Women?

Jessica S. Holmes | Posted 12.19.2012 | Women
Jessica S. Holmes

"Save the ta-tas." The bumper sticker glared back at me as I made my morning commute to work as a breast cancer researcher, as if I needed reminding that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

WATCH: 'I Didn't Think That Men Could Get Breast Cancer'

Posted 10.19.2012 | Healthy Living

Harvey Singer was touched by breast cancer for the first time after his mother and sister were diagnosed one month apart. And later, Singer himself wa...

Why We All Need to Be Aware of Breast Cancer This Month

Cecilia Attias | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women
Cecilia Attias

We all have the power to equip ourselves with knowledge of the causes and symptoms of breast cancer, and October's Breast Cancer Awareness campaign does an excellent job of reminding us of just that.

Women Rely on Planned Parenthood for Critical Breast Health Care. Period.

Rachel B. Fleischer | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Rachel B. Fleischer

It's sad that Planned Parenthood opponents are playing politics with women's health, but it's also true that Planned Parenthood doctors and nurses will continue doing what they do best: providing basic and crucial health care for the women (and men) who need it.

My Story: ‘You Don’t Need A Lump To Have Breast Cancer’

Liesl Voosen Fields | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Liesl Voosen Fields

The pinking of October has brought much awareness to breast cancer, but this rare form -- Inflammatory Breast Cancer -- is still largely unknown and is often believed to be under-reported due to its late diagnosis.

Dee Dee Ricks -- An Education Continued: Making Patient Navigation a Household Word

Amy Palmer | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Palmer

You might have seen Dee Dee Ricks' documentary last year on HBO. Titled The Education of Dee Dee Ricks, it followed, with unwavering honesty, Dee Dee...

Mom Fights Breast Cancer With Acts of Kindness | Posted 10.17.2012 | Impact

Kim Jewett may have been diagnosed for the second time with breast cancer, but rather than dwell on it she has chosen “to inspire” instead. Thr...

My Cancer Isn't Pink -- So Why Do You Want It To Be?

Erika Lade | Posted 12.17.2012 | Women
Erika Lade

I was suddenly spurned out into the churning, frenetic nature of Manhattan with beguiling news. I had cancer. And pretty bad, too.

Why This Mississippi Farmer Wants Attention For The 1 Percent

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.17.2012 | Fifty

For years, Dale Pillow knew he had a hard lump under his left breast but he didn't think much about it. Breast cancer was a woman's disease, he figure...