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Breast Cancer Survivor

How Breast Cancer Helped Me Summit Mt. St. Helens

Molly Lindquist | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Molly Lindquist

At the suggestion of my friend Sam, five of us set out to summit Mt. St. Helens. I never would have attempted this hike pre-cancer, but now, almost four years after my diagnosis, I feel stronger physically and mentally than at any other point in my life.

17 Things You Should Never Say To A Friend With Breast Cancer

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 06.25.2015 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

I don't want to sound like an ungrateful bitch but I feel the need to vent a little. I have cancer, so you will have to forgive me.

Empowering Breast Cancer Patients With Previsualization Tools.

Marianne Angelo | Posted 06.12.2015 | 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!"

No One With Breast Cancer Is Ever Alone

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 06.08.2015 | 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 th...

ICYMI: The Rise Of Trigger Warnings And What An Empty Inbox Says About Your Personality

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.30.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we read everything we could get our hands on about human behavior, including an ess...

Knowledge Is Power -- Breast Cancer Happened for a Reason

Ami Dudzinski Mehr | Posted 05.29.2015 | 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...

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

Ami Dudzinski Mehr | Posted 05.19.2015 | 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.

This Bra Is Changing Lives For Breast Cancer Survivors

Refinery29 | Gina Marinelli | Posted 05.08.2015 | Style

Whether small-chested or well-endowed, any woman can recognize the challenges of bra shopping; it's a personal and potentially stressful endeavor. For...

Befriending Uncertainty

Paige Davis | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Paige Davis

As a meditation and mindfulness teacher (and forever student), I am thrilled when I see new articles, books, and stories from people experiencing the many benefits of meditation. There is no question that it will invite more joy, peace, happiness and compassion into our lives.

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

Dr. Houriya Kazim | Posted 05.21.2015 | 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.

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.

Not Just Another App

Marisa Weiss, M.D. | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Marisa Weiss, M.D.

Much of the world tuned in this week to see the highly heralded unveiling of the Apple Watch. But another, less anticipated Apple announcement has generated a great deal of excitement and may in fact be an even more transformative tool -- launching a new era for breast cancer patients.

Stretching Toward Light

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 05.09.2015 | Fifty
Sheryl Kraft

Facing a major illness when my children barely know me suspends me in time. The prospect of a future freezes me in terror, for fear of the unknown. But an illness with so many question marks also makes me terrified to stay stationary, desperate to move on to a safer place.

How I Learned To Get Naked With Strangers Again After My Mastectomy

Ravishly | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
Ravishly

Taking a deep breath, I unsnapped my bra. Eila leaned in close. I could practically feel her warm breath on the side of my chest, the place where "Lefty" used to be. The place that was protected by a spray of persimmon-shaded flowers. "It's so beautiful," Eila said. And I believed her.

11 Invaluable Lessons I Learned From Having Breast Cancer

Peggy Nolan | Posted 03.22.2015 | Women
Peggy Nolan

Today, I'm living the life I began to create the day I learned I had breast cancer. I no longer surround myself with negative or toxic people. I travel whenever I want to. I show up. I listen. I don't pretend to be anyone other than myself.

Lessons On Joy From A Christian Cancer Survivor

Religion News Service | Jonathan Merritt | Posted 01.18.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Vertigo. Anemia. Depression. Receding gums. Early menopause. A double mastectomy. These are just a few of the many terrors that Margaret Fein...

How My Secret Music Came to Be

Amy Kress | Posted 03.16.2015 | Denver
Amy Kress

Every event, every obstacle is part of the puzzle. I have to trust that this is all part of the big picture because it just seems too huge and traumatizing to be random.

An Update On The Mother Who Wanted The World To See Her Cancer Treatments

OWN | Posted 12.15.2014 | OWN

In 2002, just before she turned 35, mom of two Laurie Arslani was diagnosed with breast cancer. Though she was scared of what this might mean for her ...

Surviving Ain't Easy

Lori Lee | Posted 01.03.2015 | Women
Lori Lee

Surviving narrows focus and strengthens resolve. Surviving comes with added responsibilities and can at times, become quite tiring. But the advantage is a clearer picture; an unobstructed view of the good stuff that has always surrounded us.

The Healing Power of Tattoos to Breast Cancer Survivors

Julie Barnes | Posted 12.31.2014 | Women
Julie Barnes

In 2013, Noel Franus founded P.ink, which stands for "personal ink," an organization that helps breast cancer survivors who have undergone mastectomies and breast reconstruction by connecting them with a tattoo artist. The artist works with the survivor to create tattoo designs to cover and hide scar tissue from such operations.

Did You Look Beyond the Pink This Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

Amy Heinz | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Heinz

Don't simply donate to the cause. Be a crusader for you own cause. Know your breasts. Take note of changes. Trust your instincts. And, should you ever hear the dreaded words she did, "You have cancer," know that you're not alone.

This Man Does 2,000 Nipple Tattoos A Year For Breast Cancer Survivors

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.31.2014 | Women

One tattoo artist is using his talents to help breast cancer survivors who have undergone a mastectomy. In a HuffPost Live interview on Oct. 30, V...

3 Breast Cancer Survivors: Stories on Faith, Hope and Purpose

Vanessa Cunningham | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Cunningham

I was moved to showcase these women in hopes that women would draw strength, courage, and hope from these stories.

This Woman's Post-Cancer Transformation Was 33 Years In The Making

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living

Every breast cancer survivor's journey to accept his or her post-cancer body is different. For this survivor, it took 33 years to decide she was final...