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Breast Cancer Survivor

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

Dr. Houriya Kazim | Posted 05.04.2015 | 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 04.27.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 03.12.2015 | 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 03.09.2015 | 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 03.09.2015 | 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...

I Am Not My Nipples

Kayla Redig | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kayla Redig

Who knew that nipples were such a huge part of being human -- I wasn't aware that my femininity relied on two little pink bumps.

The Worst Thing You Can Do When Diagnosed With Cancer

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 12.24.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

When something 'bad' happens to us, we often second-guess the reasons. Eight years ago, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, the first thing I did was start beating myself up. I must have 'caused' this disease myself. In my mind, I went over a litany of things I could have done wrong, a list that escalated as I learned more and more about the disease.

I Survived Breast Cancer Myself, But Now I'm Afraid I Passed the Gene to My Kids

Betsy Hnath | Posted 12.21.2014 | Parents
Betsy Hnath

Now when I see the traits we have in common I secretly apologize, sure that the more features we share, the more likely we share the BRCA2 also. "I'm so sorry," I whisper, tears welling, gazing at my daughter who looks most like me. "I didn't mean it."

Why Are Black Women Dying of Breast Cancer, Even Though More White Women Are Diagnosed?

Tiffany Denee Jones | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Denee Jones

Statistically, black women are more likely to die of breast cancer than white women, even though more white women are diagnosed with it. Heartbreakingly, one of the reasons for this is fear.

What Surviving Breast Cancer At 27 Taught Me About Wrinkles

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
Sarah Thebarge

I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 27 years old. If you'd told me then, in the exam room where I first received my diagnosis, that I'd live long enough to get laugh lines around my eyes, or creases along my lips, I would've cried tears of relief.

Breast Cancer: Survivors' Wisdom for the Newly Diagnosed

Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana

Being diagnosed with any disease or illness is life altering. It is normal to experience a wide range of emotions and thought processes as the news settles in. For the incredible women highlighted in this post, being diagnosed with breast cancer changed their lives forever, and in ways they could not imagine.

Dating NED

Molly Lindquist | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Molly Lindquist

And then NED came into my life. No Evidence of Disease. While I completely respect and embrace my friends who identify themselves as "survivors," that word has always left more questions than answers for me. So I decided to date NED.

Do Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns Downplay The Disease?

Deseret News | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact

With glib slogans like, "Set the tatas free," National No Bra Day's aim is, according to related breast cancer awareness campaign Save the Tatas, "to ...

Two Sisters Create A Product To Help Breast Cancer Survivors Post-Mastectomy -- After Undergoing The Surgery Themselves

Posted 10.08.2014 | MarloThomas

"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...