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Breast Cancer Awareness

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.

From Condemnation To Inspiration: Surviving Cancer As A Child And A Mother

Kara Gorski, Ph.D. | Posted 01.08.2013 | Women
Kara Gorski, Ph.D.

When I discovered my own breast cancer, I immediately felt condemned to the journey my mother had walked almost 30 years before.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: ‘It Really Did Not Even Cross My Mind That It Could Be Cancer’

Liz Matthews | Posted 12.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Liz Matthews

The year 2011 was, in short, the worst year of my life... a year that changed just about every part of my life. But here it is, Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2012, and I feel mostly good.

Belly Fat Vs. BMI: Which One Has The Biggest Impact On Breast Cancer Survival?

Posted 10.31.2012 | Black Voices

While breast cancer risk factors like genetic predisposition and excess weight have been studied at length, researchers are gathering new evidence on ...

Breast Cancer and Naptime Activism

Liza Donnelly | Posted 12.30.2012 | Impact
Liza Donnelly

Unlike the woman I drew in this cartoon, I have not walked, run or biked for Breast Cancer awareness. I am very grateful to those who do because it is so crucial that we raise understanding and money for the research that can put an end to this horrible disease.

Getting My Sexy Back After Breast Cancer

Amanda Nixon | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Amanda Nixon

The Keep A Breast Foundation made plaster molds of women's busts and auctioned them off to raise funds for breast cancer awareness. I thought this was a fantastic idea. I emailed them immediately, and days before my reconstructive surgery, I had a plaster mold made of my torso.

How to Know Your Breast Cancer Risk

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

Talk with your doctor about the Gail Model and find out what your level of risk for breast cancer is. And get a mammogram.

Synchronicity

Trish Kinney | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Trish Kinney

An odd feeling comes over me as fall starts to creep into late summer. It isn't necessary to consult a calendar to know that all my cancer anniversaries are lining up.

Beyond Pink: What Matters for Future Progress Against Breast Cancer

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

You should think before you pink, as you might before giving to any solicitor of charitable funds. But let's not argue about the color and the ribbon which was, 20 years ago, an emblem of openness about a disease that women were afraid to mention out loud.

WATCH: 11-Year-Old Convinces The NFL To Use Pink Penalty Flags

Sarah Medina | Posted 10.26.2012 | Good News

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the NFL has turned pink for the last four weekends. Everything from pink hand towels to pink game balls and...

WATCH: Hoda's Intensely Emotional Celebration

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 10.26.2012 | Media

An emotional Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb celebrated a major milestone during the fourth hour of Thursday's "Today" show. Kotb, who was diagnos...

The Dreaded Month Of Pink: Why You Won't See Me Walking For A Cure

Sarah French Mignano | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Sarah French Mignano

I have finally pinpointed why this pink month drives me crazy. It's because of its failure to understand what all of this awareness does to breast cancer's most silent victims -- women that live with the threat of breast cancer hanging over their heads. Women like me.

WATCH: NFL's Larry Fitzgerald Shaves NBA's Kevin Love's Head In Honor Of Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted 10.25.2012 | Black Voices

Athletes Kevin Love and Larry Fitzgerald are raising awareness for breast cancer in an amazing way. Fitzgerald, an Arizona Cardinal's wide receive...