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Breast Cancer Month

Beating Breast Cancer With 3D Imaging And Love

Iris Krasnow | Posted 10.01.2016 | Fifty
Iris Krasnow

After enduring many mammograms over the years I recently had my first digital breast tomosynthesis also known as 3-D Mammography. Mammograms are always scary, the squishing and pain and waiting for results.

LOOK: White House Goes Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

The White House was lit up pink on Thursday night in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which comes to a close next week. (Photo: Saul Loeb, A...

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 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.

Beyond BRACA: 7 Keys to Breast Cancer Prevention

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

We need more. We need more options than losing our breasts, ovaries and other organs. Surely the conversation on breast cancer prevention has to be more involved than this?

What Bosnians Can Teach The World About Fighting Breast Cancer

Nela Hasic | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nela Hasic

Breast cancer does not differentiate between religions or ethnicities. And because awareness of the disease in Bosnia lags far behind that of other Western nations and cancer detection facilities are fewer and less advanced, survival rates tend to be markedly lower than elsewhere.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: ‘It Really Did Not Even Cross My Mind That It Could Be Cancer’

Liz Matthews | Posted 12.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Liz Matthews

The year 2011 was, in short, the worst year of my life... a year that changed just about every part of my life. But here it is, Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2012, and I feel mostly good.

How to Know Your Breast Cancer Risk

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

Talk with your doctor about the Gail Model and find out what your level of risk for breast cancer is. And get a mammogram.

Beyond Pink: What Matters for Future Progress Against Breast Cancer

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

You should think before you pink, as you might before giving to any solicitor of charitable funds. But let's not argue about the color and the ribbon which was, 20 years ago, an emblem of openness about a disease that women were afraid to mention out loud.

What Having Breast Cancer Has Taught Me

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

When I was diagnosed with cancer two years ago this month, I never asked "Why?" Instead, I wondered, "What am I supposed to learn from this experience?" As it turns out, one of the Silver Linings of my experience with breast cancer was learning some valuable life lessons.

The Dreaded Month Of Pink: Why You Won't See Me Walking For A Cure

Sarah French Mignano | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Sarah French Mignano

I have finally pinpointed why this pink month drives me crazy. It's because of its failure to understand what all of this awareness does to breast cancer's most silent victims -- women that live with the threat of breast cancer hanging over their heads. Women like me.

Understanding the Definitive Pink Victory

Alyson Renaldo | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact
Alyson Renaldo

October 2012. We've been glowing pink all month, celebrating victories and being mindful of the need to eradicate breast cancer.

Why A Mastectomy Was The Best Choice For Me

Amy Curran Baker | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Curran Baker

I decided that I would undergo a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. I remember the frustration I felt at not having the mastectomy sooner. I wanted to fast track the whole thing. I wanted those things off yesterday.

My Story: ‘You Don’t Need A Lump To Have Breast Cancer’

Liesl Voosen Fields | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Liesl Voosen Fields

The pinking of October has brought much awareness to breast cancer, but this rare form -- Inflammatory Breast Cancer -- is still largely unknown and is often believed to be under-reported due to its late diagnosis.

Healing Breast Cancer's Emotional Pain Through Yoga

Derek Beres | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Derek Beres

While we as a culture continue looking for a cure -- or now, more likely, cures -- we have at least learned a few things about helping people recover from cancer treatment programs, namely chemotherapy. One such device is yoga.

Does This Cancer Make My Butt Look Big?

Holly Robinson | Posted 12.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

Whether Elsie dies from cancer or not, she has beaten it. It has not beaten her. She has seen her own mortality and embraced it. She has allowed herself to be open and vulnerable and therefore closer to people she knows.

My Most Memorable Breast Cancer Patient

Robert Tornambe, M.D. | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert Tornambe, M.D.

I hate this disease because of what it did to Gloria and too many women worldwide. Until a cure is found, please learn and perform breast self-exam religiously and get a mammogram as prescribed by your doctor.

The Boys Who Bike for Breast Cancer: The Bicycle Diaries, Part 2

Lauren Cahn | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

In "The Bicycle Diaries," I profiled Neil and Jesse, their mission and their motivation. More than a month into their ride, and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I am providing an update on their journey.

What To Say (Or Not To Say) To Someone With Breast Cancer

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

My intention with these suggestions is to acknowledge how breast cancer patients feel when (well-intended) things are said and to offer positive Silver Lined ways to interact with people who are coping with the dreaded disease.

Me, My Boob, And I

Susan McBride | Posted 12.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan McBride

Will I ever take my health for granted again? No. That's why I get nervous every six months when I have my regular boobal check-ups and why I see my doctors whenever anything feels the slightest bit wonky.

A Male's Thoughts On His Own Breast Cancer

Charles Pelkey | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Charles Pelkey

With those words, I joined the elite ranks of the 1 percenters. Alas, not those who've been the focus of the Occupy Wall Street movement. No such luck on my part. No, I am among that small group of breast cancer patients who happen to pee standing up.

How To Talk With Children About A Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

Including children (of all ages!) in the disease process and treatments, though emotionally burdensome and painful, will ultimately be the greatest gift parents can give their children.

How Breast Cancer Made Me a Yogini

Amanda Nixon | Posted 11.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Amanda Nixon

Here I was, able to reconnect with my body and focus my mind, surrounded by other beautiful breast cancer survivors. The yoga class was fun, restorative, and gentle enough for beginners. I was in a safe place where I felt accepted, supported, and loved. From then on, I was hooked.

Everyone Has a Cancer Story: This Is Mine

Marg Helgenberger | Posted 09.20.2012 | Impact
Marg Helgenberger

I became an advocate in the fight against cancer as I saw how powerful my own mother was when her body was at its weakest. As she found the strength to fight, I found a greater sense of purpose in my responsibility as her daughter.

Wishful Thinking and Breast Cancer

Susan M. Love | Posted 12.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan M. Love

All too often, when it comes to breast cancer, we seem to get caught up in wishful thinking and forget about science. We use wishful thinking all the time when making treatment decisions.