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Breast Cancer Awareness

Today, We Fight Back

Cecile Richards | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Cecile Richards

We know exactly what Planned Parenthood does for millions of people in this country, and we will not let those committed to ending abortion access use fraud and deception to cut millions of people off from high-quality preventive care.

Why Don't We Have a Cure for Breast Cancer?

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

The pink ribbon and the wearing of the pink should serve as a reminder of all of the work left to do. It is to remind us that there are those working non-stop throughout the world to find treatments to assist those who are currently suffering.

Beyond the Mammogram: 11 Awareness Facts I Discovered After My Advanced Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

In recognition of my 11 years engulfed in patient breast health advocacy, I present 11 Awareness Facts that, at the time of my diagnosis, were unaware to me.

Changing the Face of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

If we focus our awareness in this way, we will be able to help so many more people than we could previously have imagined and that will make this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Month the best one ever.

New Studies for an Old Story: Mammography Screening Isn't Saving Lives

Fran Visco | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Fran Visco

We need to refocus our resources and attention on the two things that really matter: (1) stopping men and women from getting breast cancer in the first place -- primary prevention; and (2) preventing metastasis if they do.

Princess Reema Raises Middle East Breast Cancer Awareness With 10KSA Event

Wendy Diamond | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Wendy Diamond

Rethink everything you know about the life of a princess. Princess Reema from Saudi Arabia breaks all stereotypes of how a princess is portrayed in mainstream media globally.

Raise a Glass? The Story Behind Alcohol and Breast Cancer

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

It all largely depends on your own personal risks for breast cancer and comfort level. Alcohol's effect on breast cancer risk does exist, although more studies are needed to fully define just how much.

6 Ways to Recognize Chemo Brain and What You Can Do About It

Jodi Meryl Wallace | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jodi Meryl Wallace

It sounds like a Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavor or maybe a kid's board game. It's neither. Chemo brain is the happy name that's been given to the serious effect that chemotherapy has on the cognitive function of cancer patients.

Badass Mom Shows Cancer Who's Boss With A Defiant Pink Faux-Hawk

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.01.2015 | Fifty

After being diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time, Janet Sheppard-Kelleher decided to face the disease the only way she knows how -- with hum...

Oh, the Places You Will Chemo

Jodi Meryl Wallace | Posted 06.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Jodi Meryl Wallace

There isn't much to laugh about when it comes to breast cancer, but I made the decision when I was diagnosed six months ago to make it my business to try and distract myself from all the treatment and doctors and side effects. To wit, I offer up a poem.

ICYMI: The Perils Of A Bad Mug Shot And Why STD-Testing Condoms Might Not Be That Awesome

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, first-person essays by individuals affected by stigmatized diseases and disorders c...

Facing Breast Cancer With a Positive Attitude

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

You have the ability to face your breast cancer treatment with the attitude of your choice. Should you choose to do so with a positive outlook, you have already made the biggest decision for yourself in influencing everything. You have today to enjoy and to live and to give the best that you have. No cancer diagnosis should ever take that away from you.

Love Life: 3 Meaningful Minutes With Rob Lowe

Maya Mathias | Posted 06.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maya Mathias

(Image from It's a good thing I hadn't followed Rob Lowe's 36-year career all that closely (Michael J Fox was more my vibe back in the d...

Why I Taught My 4-Year-Old the F-Word

Brooke Edwards | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Brooke Edwards

We've always been straightforward about language in our house. Words are neither "good" nor "bad," but some words are for Grownups Only. Somehow this has worked, and we are extremely lucky Sadie doesn't swear like a sailor. Jury is still out on Polly.

ICYMI: What Your Birth Month Says About Your Health And The Story Behind America's Obsession With Perfect Teeth

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we couldn't put down emergency doctor Craig Spencer's account of recovering from Eb...

Empowering Breast Cancer Patients With Previsualization Tools.

Marianne Angelo | Posted 06.11.2016 | Impact
Marianne Angelo

Whenever I hear about a new Breast Cancer diagnosis, I wince. I know all too well about the challenges ahead as I've been through every assault. Someone said to me "look on the bright side, at least you get free plastic surgery!"

This Woman Documented Her Breast Cancer Diagnosis, And 43 Million People Responded

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living

In 2012, Holley Kitchen was diagnosed with breast cancer. After being treated with a double mastectomy, chemo, radiation and hormone therapy, she thou...

Woman With Cancer Has Perfect Response To Sexist ‘Awareness' Campaign

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women

Aimee Fletcher was attending the funeral of a friend who died of breast cancer when she first heard about the #HoldACokeWithYourBoobsChallenge. The vi...

No One With Breast Cancer Is Ever Alone

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

When you are diagnosed with breast cancer, you feel so alone and frightened. You have no idea what to do, what to think or what to say. You know that...

10 Things Those With Breast Cancer Need To Know

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.01.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

My cousin, Martha, is one of the toughest women I know. She is a three-time breast cancer survivor who has refused to think about statistics and just keeps going and going. I asked her if she had any advice for others who may have just started on their journey and this is what she said.

Knowledge Is Power -- Breast Cancer Happened for a Reason

Ami Dudzinski Mehr | Posted 05.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Ami Dudzinski Mehr

Cluster of micro-calcifications? Biopsy of the breast? Pathology? I was in information overload within about five minutes. I felt trapped inside m...

Stunning Portraits Explore The Beauty Of Bodies After Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women

When facing a preventative double mastectomy, Katelyn Carey had no idea what to expect. Now that she is past her procedure, she wants to tell other wo...

A Call to Action for Women's Medical Rights

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

As a two-time breast cancer survivor, I have been carefully watching all of the controversy that has been going on from the testing of young women for...

Positive Steps To Protect Yourself Against Breast Cancer

Diana M. Raab | Posted 05.24.2016 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Until recently, many people were of the mind that breast cancer was more common during the golden years, but we are hearing more and more that the diagnosis can strike during the third and fourth decades of a woman's life.

This Empowering Photo Campaign Will Change The Way You Look At Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Each October, popular culture becomes awash in pink ribbons, pink balloons and pink shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The publicity of breast ...