iOS app Android app

Breast Cancer Survivor

The Unique Way I Chose To Honor My Breasts Before My Double Mastectomy

Leslie Natasha Jackson | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Leslie Natasha Jackson

I never felt my breasts defined me or who I was as a woman. Rather, my breasts were a part of me. Losing my breasts has been a brutal process, but having the opportunity to honor that part of me in advance has helped me to move forward.

Another Side of Breast Cancer Awareness

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 11.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

While many are honored during October for being survivors, there is another whole group who will never be able to even be counted in the survivor group because they were never in a position to either seek or receive help on so many levels and for so many reasons. No one person, group or organization can take on this disease alone.

She Was Told That She Was 'Too Young for a Mammogram'

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 10.23.2015 | Women
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

I share this story today as a tribute to Jennifer and as a shout-out to those individuals and organizations supporting the new guidelines for mammography, which propose conducting screening mammography later in life and with less frequency.

The Missing Conversation in Pinktober: Emotional Scars of Breast Cancer

Uzma Yunus | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Uzma Yunus

After a year and half of intensive treatments, I was handed broken pieces of my existence and told to go rebuild what I had lost. My mastectomy scar has certainly healed, but have I?

We Seek Comfort in October, but What Are We Doing to Stop Breast Cancer?

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 10.20.2015 | Women
Jeanne Rizzo

I envision a world in which we live without fear of losing our breasts or our lives as a result of what we've eaten, touched or breathed because the environmental causes of breast cancer have been identified and eliminated.

I Am Bald. I Am A Woman. And I Am Single

Leslie Natasha Jackson | Posted 10.15.2015 | Women
Leslie Natasha Jackson

If I have learned anything from all of this it is patience and to live in the present. As it is, my hair will grow back and I will look differently to others. Appearances aside, I do know I am a woman who is stronger and more beautiful than I was before I was diagnosed a year and half ago.

How I Went From Breast Cancer Survivor To Thriver

Diana M. Raab | Posted 10.13.2015 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

I'll also never forget the words my surgeon uttered back in 2001 when he told me of my diagnosis of DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ). 'If this experience doesn't rivet you, nothing will. You'll never look at life in the same way.' He was right.

Breast Cancer Deadline 2020: Deadlines Drive Action -- Join Us

Fran Visco | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Fran Visco

Knowing how to end breast cancer by 2020 is achievable -- with the right amount of passion, leadership and funding. It will take all of us working together to change years of incremental progress and to close out this decade with unparalleled achievement.

On Being a Survivor

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women
Sheryl Kraft

That gift which has metamorphosed into survivorship, sparkles and glows with such startling brilliance and you find that you need just as much as the air you breathe. All things suddenly seem brighter; more luminous.

For Sue...

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women
SidneyAnne Stone

Every year I write something for breast cancer awareness month and I always keep it positive. You may read this and feel I've strayed from that way of thinking but it is all in how you perceive things I suppose so, please, bear with me.

We Are All Survivors

Kiley Smith | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Kiley Smith

This article was originally posted via Cherry Blossoms The Blog Few moments of my life have brought so much pain to me that I struggle to br...

Changing the Face of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

If we focus our awareness in this way, we will be able to help so many more people than we could previously have imagined and that will make this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Month the best one ever.

7 Things to Know While You're Undergoing Chemotherapy

Andrea Ghoorah Sieminski | Posted 08.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Ghoorah Sieminski

While I can't guarantee that your road will be without bumps, in fact, I can almost assure you that there will be bumps, I can offer you some insights that helped me along the way. So, buckle up and hold on tight, you can do this. Good luck to you my friend. I'm sending you love and strength.

7 Things to Know Before Starting Chemotherapy

Andrea Ghoorah Sieminski | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Ghoorah Sieminski

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2012 at the age of 37, my world was turned upside down. My particular flavor of cancer was stag...

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 10.24.2015 | 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.