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Breast Cancer Awareness

What I Learned From Being Diagnosed With Breast Cancer at Age 27

Nicole Seagriff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Nicole Seagriff

When turning 27 years old, you expect some major life changes to take place. For some, it's a job promotion. For others, it's marriage or the birth of a child. For me, it was cancer. Just two weeks after my 27th birthday, I was unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer.

Please Stop Bashing Pinkwashers and the NFL

Lisa Masters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

I don't care if they make a profit. I don't care if they make a huge profit. I don't care if they make a tiny profit. I don't care if some of them make no profit at all as long as October remains pink.

Pop Quiz: What Do October, Lemons and Angelina Jolie Have in Common?

Emily Spitzer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Emily Spitzer

How fitting that this year Breast Cancer Awareness Month also coincides with the launch of the Affordable Care Act's Health Care Marketplaces.

Changing the Breast Cancer Patient Experience

Geeta Nayyar, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Geeta Nayyar, M.D.

As the nation marks Breast Cancer Month in October, it's important to recognize the importance of providing well-coordinated care to all breast cancer patients so no one "falls through the cracks" in the system and that patients get expedited and seamless service.

'I Don't Have An Inspirational Word To Say About Having Breast Cancer'

Deborah Doucette | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Deborah Doucette

People have asked me how I found the lump. I hardly ever tell them the truth because I'm afraid they would think I'm crazy. I'll tell you, but not yet.

Women, Breast Cancer and Finding a Cure

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kathleen Buckstaff

Maybe the race for a cure really isn't a race at all. Maybe it's an invitation to stop. I stopped. I stopped and felt thankful for the people in my life, where I live, and how we live.

BRA Day-October 16th

Lisa Masters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

Reconstruction should be viewed as part of the whole treatment because it affects the whole person.

LOOK: Oregon Fights Cancer With New Uniforms

Posted 10.17.2013 | Sports

The Oregon football team will debut new uniforms this Saturday to pay tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness and help raise money for the fight against wo...

Beyond Pink Ribbons to Breast Cancer Prevention

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Rizzo

An alarming 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with the disease in her lifetime. That represents a 40 percent increase in just a generation. If the NFL teams on those pink-ribboned fields were losing that badly the fans would be booing and the owners would be swapping out coaches and players.

This Is One Of The Worst Ideas Ever

Posted 10.22.2013 | Women

Breast cancer awareness, already an often "pinkwashed" and overly-sexualized issue, has taken a seriously creepy turn. A group of three pickup arti...

On Fearlessness... and Being Stronger, Together

Marisa Thalberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Marisa Thalberg

I wanted to reassure her, yet I reflexively looked to her to reassure me. For really, how are we supposed to be fearless when we are faced with the "mother" of all fears: losing someone we so deeply love?

9 Striking Portraits That Will Change The Way You View Breast Cancer Survivors

Posted 10.16.2013 | Arts

Warning: Graphic images below. Some may be disturbing to readers. "In our society, breast cancer is hidden behind a small pink bow. The public need...

Worshipping the Almighty Boob

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

They are a natural part of your body, no big deal, something to hide, something to be ashamed of, bought in a doctor's office, something to flaunt, a prize, part of a show for entertainment, something to change, something that produces milk, an industry. They are an enigma.

7 Genius Gadgets and Natural Products to Replace the Chemicals in Your Beauty Cabinet

Anna De Souza | Posted 12.15.2013 | Style
Anna De Souza

From all-natural solutions for the products you can't go without, to chemical-free gadgets that get the job done sans creams and lotions, next up, seven grooming solutions that will replace those toxic chemicals in your cabinet!

The Worst Part About Breast Cancer

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Sarah O'Leary

The patients who reach out while in the quicksand of catastrophic illness, like the 49-year-old man who was terminated by his insurance company because he had the nerve to contract brain cancer, are equal parts heartbreaking and inspirational.

Actually, Breast Cancer Does Discriminate

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

"Cancer doesn't discriminate." But the health care system that delivers our treatment often does. And the stigma and stress of living as sexual and gender minorities often lead to behaviors that increase our cancer risks. We need support, and we need to connect with other LGBT survivors.

The Worst Day Of My Life

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

There have been many bad days in my life... and many, many more good ones. But when I look back, I realize the worst day of my life was not the day, seven years ago, when I learned I had breast cancer (though that was a terrifying day, indeed). It wasn't the day my mother died, or my father died. But the worst day of all was the day I had to tell my children that I had cancer.

Ask the Mutant: If I Could Turn Back Time

Eva Moon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Eva Moon

If I could alter the roll of the genetic dice that gave me the BRCA1 mutation -- never experience agonies of fear waiting for biopsy results, not face the wrenching decision to give up my breasts and ovaries, endure 22 hours of surgeries, months of recovery and 60 inches of scars -- Would I?

Rethink Pink: From Awareness to Knowledge

Catheryn Yashar, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Catheryn Yashar, M.D.

Too often, I encounter a newly-diagnosed, frightened woman who doesn't know that the choice for treatment is hers to make. Her surgeon, medical oncologist, and the radiation oncologist are all there to help guide her, but ultimately the decision should be -- must be -- hers.

Breast Cancer: Sara I'm Pissed!

Lisa Masters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

I've posted before that I see October as the color pink. I still do but there are many whose hearts bleed red across this sea of pink and see October as black.

A Secret Fear Teaches Me an Ugly Truth About 'Awareness'

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Debbie Woodbury

Lining other people's pockets in the name of breast cancer will not save our sisters living with metastatic cancer. Only research will do that.

What the Pink Ribbon Means to Me

Lara Huffman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lara Huffman

With Pinktober full steam ahead, I want to come right out and say this: Pink Stinks. I am sick and tired of the pink ribbon, Pinktober and massive amounts of pink-washing products that line the shelves year after year.

Breast Cancer and Baseball

Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, M.D.

With more people talking about "Angelina Jolie Surgery," it's hard to ignore the parallels to Tommy John. How wonderful it is that, due to marvelous advances in medicine, so many patients "get to have" these operations and remain strong, beautiful and productive for many years to come.

Rebecca Romijn Goes Topless For A Good Cause

Posted 10.09.2013 | Celebrity

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and this week is Breast Cancer Awareness week at Funny or Die. The hilarious masterminds behind the jokey sit...

Team Shan: Reaching One Young Woman at a Time

Emily Drake | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

While awareness campaigns have highlighted the prevalence of breast cancer, the fact that breast cancer affects young women is often not as widely discussed, perpetuating the need to educate young women about their risk of breast cancer. Team Shan is an organization that is doing just that.