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Breast Cancer Awareness

A Month to Remember - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 10.29.2016 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

As October draws to a close, we applaud this advocacy initiative, and take stock of its achievements and the challenges ahead. Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been a catalyst for many countries to increase resources for research and treatment, giving many women and their families renewed hope and a new lease on life.

Too Young for a Mammogram? Too Average? The Discussion Continues

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 10.28.2016 | Women
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

After decades of educating the public about the importance of early detection, the new guidelines are indeed confusing and controversial. In the new guidelines, the recommended age for annual screening mammography was increased from age 40 to age 45 for women "of average risk for breast cancer."

Top 10 Beauty Products That Benefit Breast Cancer Awareness

Melissa Meyers | Posted 10.28.2016 | Style
Melissa Meyers

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I have rounded up some of my favorite beauty brands and products that donate a percentage of their proceeds to Breast Cancer Research.

This Woman’s Tumblr Post Shows The Painful Side Of Breast Cancer Awareness

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.27.2015 | Women

Jenn Alter said she was sick of people sexualizing breast cancer. So she posted some photographs showing just how painful breast cancer treatments can...

Breast Cancer Awareness: The Psychological Aspects

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 10.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

When we think of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our thoughts usually go directly to the physical devastation that this cancer wreaks on its victims an...

She Was Told That She Was 'Too Young for a Mammogram'

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 10.23.2016 | Women
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

I share this story today as a tribute to Jennifer and as a shout-out to those individuals and organizations supporting the new guidelines for mammography, which propose conducting screening mammography later in life and with less frequency.

How One Woman Used Silly Hats To Raise Some Serious Awareness

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 10.23.2015 | Style

When Sara Cutting was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in July 2014, she bravely decided to take control ahead of chemotherapy by shaving ...

In Living Color: My Pinktober Story

Bisila Bokoko | Posted 10.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Bisila Bokoko

PINKtober is a time when my favorite color reigns in its soft light. A great time to share my experiences and other women's I look up to. But pink isn...

Do Awareness Months Work?

Kim Thiboldeaux | Posted 10.22.2016 | Impact
Kim Thiboldeaux

We believe that people impacted by cancer, or any serious illness, are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. Awareness months may not be perfect, but they do make a difference.

New Mammogram Guideline: A Glimpse at the Future of Personalized Medicine

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 10.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

I am excited about the new recommendations simply because they indirectly acknowledge a simple fact. We are all unique -- not one of us mirrors the chemistry, the biology, the genetics or the lifestyle of our sisters.

Pinktober: 3 Fashion Brands Giving Back

Sissi Johnson | Posted 10.22.2016 | Style
Sissi Johnson

It's about time to trade our runway vanity for some conscious shopping. How about warming up our Fall wardrobe with a splash of pink to raise awareness and support breast cancer research ?

The Missing Conversation in Pinktober: Emotional Scars of Breast Cancer

Uzma Yunus | Posted 10.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Uzma Yunus

After a year and half of intensive treatments, I was handed broken pieces of my existence and told to go rebuild what I had lost. My mastectomy scar has certainly healed, but have I?

Hands On Your Breast -- Cancer Awareness

Ronda Lee | Posted 10.21.2016 | Women
Ronda Lee

I had the pleasure to interview singer and artist Ayanna Lee in July when she performed for Mr. Refined's Bougie Brunch. She mentioned that performance was her first since her cancer diagnosis.

New Surgical Technique Provides Better Options for Breast Cancer Patients

Hilton Becker, M.D. | Posted 10.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Hilton Becker, M.D.

A woman's first concern following the diagnosis of breast cancer is the treatment of the cancer. They are then further traumatized by the fact that they will lose a major symbol of their femininity.

Join Me in Helping to #GROWtheGood in October for Kids in Need

Cy Wakeman | Posted 10.21.2016 | Impact
Cy Wakeman

This week marks the 11th anniversary of my mother's death due to breast cancer. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about her and wonder...

Tailoring Treatment, One Cancer Patient At A Time

Footnote | Posted 10.19.2016 | Science

At age 42, Holly Boehle was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. Fortunately, the cancer cells have been banished by chemotherapy targeted against a specific genetic abnormality in her tumor.

Making the Most of Your Dialogue When Dealing With Breast Cancer

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 10.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

One of the most difficult aspects for anyone in dealing with breast cancer is handling the medical aspects that one faces. I clearly remember the firs...

What Not To Say To Someone With Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living

It can be tough to find comforting words to say to a friend with breast cancer, but the words do exist. Rather than rely on dated cliches and overused...

Breast Cancer Awareness and Progesterone -- What You Need to Know

Cathy Margolin, L.Ac. Dipl. OM | Posted 10.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Cathy Margolin, L.Ac. Dipl. OM

It is breast cancer awareness month but let's focus on prevention and breast health. Creating health means we must consider what we put in and on our ...

We Seek Comfort in October, but What Are We Doing to Stop Breast Cancer?

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 10.20.2016 | Women
Jeanne Rizzo

I envision a world in which we live without fear of losing our breasts or our lives as a result of what we've eaten, touched or breathed because the environmental causes of breast cancer have been identified and eliminated.

Tiki Barber Wishes DeAngelo Williams Would Wear Pink Despite NFL Warning

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.19.2015 | Sports

After the National Football League denied DeAngelo Williams' request to wear pink all season in honor of breast cancer awareness, the Steelers running...

Why This Young Woman Is Sharing Her Preventative Mastectomy Scars

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.19.2015 | Women

A woman who had her breasts removed wants to make it clear that her scars don't define her. Catherine Keeney, from Newarthill, Scotland, shared photo...

Why This Two-Time Cancer Survivor Calls Herself A Warrior

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.19.2015 | Black Voices

Two weeks before Bershan Shaw’s wedding in 2009, a doctor told her she only had a few months to live. Her breast cancer returned and this time it wa...

4 Women Show the Reality of Their Mastectomies in Stunning Photos

Women's Health | Posted 10.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Women's Health

We interviewed and photographed four women who've undergone bilateral mastectomies; here's what they say their unique experiences entailed.

Woman Documents Her Double Mastectomy With A Brave And Joyful Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.19.2015 | Women

In 2014, Aniela McGuinness was in the process of scheduling her preventative bilateral mastectomy because she had a genetic mutation that made her mor...