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Breast Cancer Awareness

Amazing Awareness Campaign Transforms Cartoon Characters Into Breast Cancer Survivors

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.21.2015 | Women

It's a problem faced by many television characters we know and love, from Kristina Braverman on "Parenthood" to Samantha Jones on "Sex and the City." ...

Shelley Smith, Bald Heads and Living Courageously

The Good Men Project | Posted 05.16.2016 | Impact
The Good Men Project

Justin Ricklefs is moved by ESPN's Shelley Smith, now back on air after a year-long battle with breast cancer, and how she is paving the way for women and families battling this unwelcome disease, including his sister.

Knowledge Is Power: How a Breast Cancer Diagnosis Changed My Life

Ami Dudzinski Mehr | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Ami Dudzinski Mehr

Instead of going into something blindfolded, you are able to physically and mentally prepare yourself, be strong, and hope for the best outcome. Knowledge is power.

How an Indy 500 Driver Embraced Crowdfunding To Help Make Millions of Lives Better

Matthew Knell | Posted 05.07.2016 | Impact
Matthew Knell

Usually when feel-good stories come out of motorsports it's because a driver did something completely unexpected behind the wheel, or beat the odds to score an underdog victory. This story is different. But, mostly because there is more than one winner in this race.

Making Cancer Pretty

Carol Hamilton | Posted 05.07.2016 | Impact
Carol Hamilton

I decided I wanted to work for a company that was involved in that, too, so I only had one choice -- L'Oreal USA joined forces with the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) and embarked on a special mission to eradicate ovarian cancer.

Is Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Right for You?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

While it's natural to wonder if you might have inherited an abnormal BRCA gene from one of your parents, it's also important to remember that the overwhelming majority of women with breast cancer have no family history of the disease. That's why genetic testing is recommended only for people whose family history or other factors suggest the presence of a gene mutation.

How to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness When the Word "Breast" is "Indecent"

Dr. Houriya Kazim | Posted 05.04.2016 | Impact
Dr. Houriya Kazim

Paradoxically, breast cancer has an inspirational side. This grassroots fight against the disease has taught me it can be combated, it is not always fatal, and that early detection and good medical care surely make a difference.

What Is Breast Cancer 'Awareness' to Me?

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

This, to me, is what breast cancer awareness is really all about and if we can understand these situations and conditions, we may better be able to understand the funds that organizations are contributing to programs to help those in these situations.

Mammography Should Not Wait Until 50

Lindsay Avner | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Avner

In response to the recent United States Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendation that restates prior guidelines for all women to receive ma...

Breast Cancer: My Lesson on Stress

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

Republishing on This the 7th Anniversary of My Last Cancer Surgery So last week I wrote all about stress and how to handle it. And this week I got a...

What 'Raising Awareness' Is Actually Good For

www.theatlantic.com | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact

n 2010, a strange meme spread across Facebook. People’s feeds were suddenly filled with one-word statuses saying the name of a color, nothing more. ...

YSC: The Sisterhood for Young Women With Breast Cancer

Emily Drake | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Emily Drake

Last month, I headed south to Houston, Texas, to attend the Young Survival Coalition's (YSC) conference for young women affected by breast cancer and their supporters (who YSC have accurately dubbed, co-survivors). The theme of the conference this year (#YSC2015) was "young. strong. connected."

Rowing to Survive Breast Cancer

Ami Dudzinski Mehr | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Ami Dudzinski Mehr

There is no one size fits all for dealing with these situations, and I feel the way I approached my journey and recovery can empower other women. I didn't let cancer define me, but instead tried to look at the good that would come out of the situation to help other women.

The Strength of a Woman! Spreading Breast Cancer Awareness!

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Eleni Makedonas

Awareness allows us to have choices and choices deliver freedom. I feel honored to have been asked to present this incredible depiction of a woman's struggle when faced with breast cancer and, what I am even more proud of is that this has been done solely in the name of awareness.

Angelina Jolie Pitt Empowers Women to Make Health Decisions

Samantha Golkin | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Samantha Golkin

These stories have done more than just educate and inspire women to take their lives into their own hands; they have been the catalyst that has ignited and continues to ignite social and governmental change.

Samantha Harris's Battle With Breast Cancer: Know Your Body, Protect Your Health

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

I have learned from the many brilliant women I have spoken with that this diagnosis -- any diagnosis -- is painful. However, Samantha credits so much of her own strength getting through this time to the network of survivors she met.

The Fog of Density: A Perfect Storm to Improve Breast Cancer Screening

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

Tragically, a cancer missed by mammography, typically found by palpation, most likely will result in advanced disease. Women need this critical breast health information as they discuss their personal screening with health care providers.

The 'Breast Cancer Gene': Knowledge Is Power

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

For Jessica, her mother's death will always be the turning point in her life. But the knowledge of her likelihood to develop breast or ovarian cancer does not rule her, you can just tell. I sensed no overwhelming fear in her voice, no lack of self-awareness.

Jason Katims, Breast Cancer and the Get In Touch Foundation

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

The Get in Touch Foundation is awarding it's first ever Jean Stapleton Award to Jason Katims this year in honor of his depiction of breast cancer on his show Parenthood (anyone with a beating heart will understand how emotionally poignant this show is).

Picture It. I Dare You.

Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker

This International Women's Day, I dare you to join with me in thinking big, in picturing a world where all women have access to the health care education and services they need.

How I Coped With My Mom's Breast Cancer

Meg Seitz | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Meg Seitz

It's a total head game when someone you love is diagnosed with cancer. You start to question absolutely everything -- what you do, what you say, who your friends are, who you date, who you are.

Breast Cancer Therapy Failed Me

Los Angeles Times | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living

I am dying, literally, at my home in Hollywood, of metastatic breast cancer, the only kind of breast cancer that kills. For six years I've known I was...

Delayed Authorizations for Cancer Treatments

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

I was recently directed to a website titled The Alliance for Patient Access and, in particular, a YouTube video, "Protecting Cancer Care." The allianc...

Pink Blogosphere: Writing As Healing

Amy Wu | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Amy Wu

Is the existence of the pink blogosphere a surprise? The Internet and a growing suite of digital tools makes communication more assessable to the average Jane and Joe. It is also a way to share, vent, and be very public or very anonymous whether one is in a big city or small rural community.

Breast Cancer History, Please Don't Repeat

Kristina Cowan | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristina Cowan

I'd rather not have ADH or FEA, high estrogen or any other cancer threat. But this journey has stretched my understanding -- of my body, my mind and my faith. And it has empowered me to take even greater charge of my health than I have in the past.