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Breast Cancer Awareness

Keep A Breast Foundation Gets A New Look

Evgeniya Melnikova | Posted 07.27.2016 | Home
Evgeniya Melnikova

I learned about the Keep A Breast Foundation when I first had a lump in my left breast and was looking for some additional information about what mig...

Breast Cancer And The Self-Sacrifice Of Women

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 07.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

Have you known women who always put everyone else before themselves and their own needs? This is something that is often chosen because putting others...

Breast Cancer Awareness In July - That's Right!

Allison W. Gryphon | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact
Allison W. Gryphon

October isn't the only month people are diagnosed with breast cancer. Give me five minutes and I'll give you a few tools to take you to superhero status.

Independence Day Through The Eyes Of A Breast Cancer Survivor

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

The 4th of July has always been a huge celebration in our country to commemorate our independence from England so many centuries ago. There are parad...

White House Champion of Change, David Ambroz, Leverages New Media to Reimagine and Improve The Foster Care System

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Marquis Cabrera

For National Foster Care Month, I interviewed David Ambroz, who is the Executive Director of Corporate Citizenship & Social Responsibility for Disney|ABC Television Group.

The Digital Divide and Breast Cancer

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

There is nothing that should be more important than doing everything possible to reach out to those whose circumstances have prohibited them from access to the programs that are available for screenings and treatment.

The Manic World of Social Media and Breast Cancer: Gratitude and Grief

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

While my heart and soul grieve from the death of friends from breast cancer, it also motivates me to continue to advocate for density reporting and education and access to multi-modal screening to reduce advanced disease and premature death from breast cancer.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: "Suddenly" (from my newly released book)

Shelly Peiken | Posted 05.31.2016 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

SOMETIMES I HEAR Simon and Garfunkel singing, "Slow down you move too fast." They're in a little bubble following me around as I scurry about my day.

Ah, Summertime -- After Breast Cancer

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

So today I am grateful for the grey, chilly weather because it reminded me of how fortunate I am to be able to create the sunshine in my life at anytime and to enjoy the days at my own personal beach which is my home. And you can do the exact same thing -- if you choose.

Why Is Transparency Needed in Breast Cancer Care?

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

Within this document, there was one thing that particularly caught my eye that I want to address, and that was the information included regarding the disparity in treatment for cancer care and the lack of transparency regarding this issue.

Returning to Work After Breast Cancer

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

Should you find yourself in a position where you do receive a diagnosis of breast cancer, you should immediately address all aspects of your treatment program, not only with your doctors, but also with your employer in order to make the right choices for yourself.

Early Warning Signs Don't Always Exist With Cancer

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

Should you find that your oncologist is not willing to have this discussion or to consider the information that you supplied and get back to you after review, it is time to find a new oncologist.

Scar Story: One breast cancer survivor's documentary needs your support

Sara Radin | Posted 04.27.2016 | Women
Sara Radin

Scar Story from M Emily MacKenzie on Vimeo. We all live with scars of some kind. While some are physical and some are emotional, almost all are irrep...

Pain and Breast Cancer

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

The bottom line is that patients need to learn as much as possible when they receive a diagnosis of breast cancer and that includes pain management. Not all doctors are aware of the newest developments in this arena so if it falls outside of their particular area of expertise, it may become necessary for the patient to assist with their own treatment in this way.

Scrambled Eggs and Cancer

Douglas Forbes | Posted 04.19.2016 | HuffPost Home
Douglas Forbes

My wife is in Cedars Sinai Hospital having her right breast removed right now. And I'm around the block ordering scrambled eggs and a side salad. Ei...

I Want to Support Your Breast Cancer Journey

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

If you take control of your life and your journey or allow your designee to do so, you will dramatically reduce your stress and enhance your recovery and that is what is most important. And if anyone has a problem with what will work best for you, that is too bad but you don't need to own their intrusion.

My Ovaries Are Off the Table

Caitlin Brodnick | Posted 04.14.2016 | Women
Caitlin Brodnick

I am more than happy to let them feel my new fake boobies and I'll share my intimate details, but my ovaries just aren't up for discussion. Not yet. I understand my boundaries might be confusing to others, but they're mine.

My Cancer Diagnosis: Am I an Impostor?

Mim Jenkinson | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Mim Jenkinson

I'm not a fake, I'm a fighter and my word I'm earning my stripes. I did have cancer and hopefully I do not any more. But I did and it was real. I have nothing to feel guilty about.

Talking About Your Breast Cancer Journey

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

Whether you are dealing with breast cancer or any other cancer or major illness or situation in your life, talking about your journey is the only way that you can get the help or assistance that you need and you just might find that by your sharing, you can help someone else who is dealing with the same matters that you are.

In the Fight of Her Life, She Is Not Alone

Summer McLane | Posted 03.24.2016 | Weddings
Summer McLane

"I thought I was going in for a check-up. I didn't expect to hear that it was cancer," Dede explained through her strong, syrupy, Southern twang. "I went to the appointment alone because we all thought it was just fibrosis. When they said it was breast cancer, I was shocked.

What I Learned From Winter Vacation -- Oh, I Mean Breast Cancer

Jenn Sutkowski | Posted 03.22.2017 | Women
Jenn Sutkowski

I got the news no one wants after my first ever mammogram at age forty and subsequent biopsy: breast cancer. I cried. And then something amazing happened: I dealt with it. And then something even more amazing happened: I grew exponentially.

How Do You Treat Someone With Breast Cancer

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 03.15.2017 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

There is nothing that a patient needs more than to know that they are not alone and that they always have someone to whom they can turn who will support them and help them in any way that they can. And, bottom line, there is nothing more important.

Presidential Candidates Need a Plan to End Breast Cancer

Fran Visco | Posted 03.10.2017 | Politics
Fran Visco

The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) wants to know what the candidates for President of the United States will do to end breast cancer. And we want you to know, also. Breast cancer is a political issue.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day Raises National Awareness

Alexa Klebanow | Posted 03.03.2017 | Impact
Alexa Klebanow

Much of the dialogue around breast cancer tends to suggest a uniform type of disease, but those who have experienced this diagnosis first-hand or through a loved one know that there are many different kinds of breast cancer. And unfortunately through my own experiences, I learned about one of the most aggressive, deadly types: triple-negative breast cancer.

Walk a Day in My Shoes

Mim Jenkinson | Posted 02.26.2017 | Women
Mim Jenkinson

Walk a day in my shoes. Feel my fear that I'm going to lose this fight. That I might never see my children grow up, go to school, win their first competition, really talk to them, dance at their weddings. Feel sad that my children might never really know me.