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Breast Cancer Survivors

For Women With Breast Cancer, 'Pinktober' Isn't Always Empowering

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.19.2015 | Women

October makes Wendy Lawrence anxious. During her first Breast Cancer Awareness Month after being diagnosed with a stage 2b invasive ductal carcinoma...

Yoga and Meditation Can Positively Affect DNA

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 08.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

Yoga and meditation are well-documented to have psychological, emotional and physical benefits for people at all stages of health, including cancer pa...

Stress Management May Have Long-Term Benefits For Cancer Survivors

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Going through a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment can be one of the most stressful events that a woman ever has to face. Learning to cope with tha...

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 ...

Never Forget Your Mom's Birthday, Especially if She's Deceased

Jack Anderson | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jack Anderson

My mom, Anne Anderson, would have turned 80 years old today, except that she died 27 years ago at the tender age of 53. So it's up to me, and my six s...

Why So Many Women Are Unemployed After Recovering From Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living

Dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment can be an overwhelming challenge. But for some women, the struggle doesn't end after they've reco...

8 Inspiring Quotes From Celebrity Breast Cancer Survivors

Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re taking a moment to honor survivors who have spoken out with candor and humor about facing ...

Happy 80th Birthday Pearle! Congratulations on 31 Years of Being a Breast Cancer Survivor!

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, I can think of no better time than to give congratulations to my patient Pearle Mintz. With the intent...

How These Young Women Continued To Thrive Even In The Face Of Cancer

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.06.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Yulady Saluti and Jill Brzezinski-Conley are both young women who have suffered the pains of a cancer diagnosis. Amid this unfavorable situation, they...

Nude Portrait Series Reveals The Beauty And Strength Of Breast Cancer Survivors

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.11.2014 | Arts

Photographer Charise Isis is turning the female nude trope on its head, transforming imagery we associate with masterpieces of yore into visual tribut...

'My Breasts Are More Than A Pink Ribbon': Double Mastectomy Patient Proudly Speaks Out

2013-11-05-EnspireLOGO.jpg | ENSPIRE MAGAZINE | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact

Editor's Note: This story contains images and content of a sensitive nature. A version of this story originally appeared on Enspire Magazine. By...

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...

Mom, You're Hired! As My Cancer Caregiver Extraordinaire

Amanda Nixon | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Nixon

With November being National Family Caregiver Month, I am immediately reminded and in gratitude for all that my mom did to take care of me during my breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Getting My Sexy Back After Breast Cancer

Amanda Nixon | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Amanda Nixon

The Keep A Breast Foundation made plaster molds of women's busts and auctioned them off to raise funds for breast cancer awareness. I thought this was a fantastic idea. I emailed them immediately, and days before my reconstructive surgery, I had a plaster mold made of my torso.

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.

Together We Can Do What We Cannot Do Alone!

Helene Lerner | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I have learned a lot from the cancer survivors I have interviewed. I am reminded of the real value of life, how precious it is, and how unimportant our mundane challenges really are.

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.

Making Pink Skies, a Documentary About Empowerment, Skydiving and Breast Cancer

Gulcin Gilbert | Posted 08.20.2012 | Los Angeles
Gulcin Gilbert

Skydiving is not just a "daredevil" activity. Pink Skies, follows Ruth, a breast cancer survivor as she hopes to join an incredible team of nearly 200 women from 31 countries to create a World Record all Women's Skydiving Formation.

Yoga May Help Breast Cancer Survivors

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

Current research reports that yoga practice can improve quality of life in women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Yoga can also help promote sleep, boost energy and improve mental health.

Telling Stories of Breast Cancer Survival With The Moth

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Moth has been garnering most of the storytelling spotlight for the last few years. Their weekly podcast and Story Slams around the c...

How A Homeless Woman With Stage 4 Cancer Beat The Odds

Posted 12.24.2011 | Impact

Cynthia Ryan says Edwina Sanders is the real face of cancer. Ryan, a two-time cancer survivor, met Sanders at a church in Birmingham, Ala., CBS New...

Children Of Breast Cancer: Are We Survivors, Too?

Jennifer Wenner | Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Wenner

Those families that have to stand by and watch a loved one be consumed by this horrible disease, or the side-effects of the treatments, are survivors. It's not just the person who gets breast cancer that's affected.

Survivor Diaries: Two Women Share Their Stories

Posted 12.06.2011 | Women

Our friends at know that it takes a strong woman to battle breast cancer. Beginning today, Thursday, October 6, 22 strong, dedicated br...

How Multiple Diseases Affect Breast Cancer Survival

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living

Older women who have breast cancer are less likely to survive if they also also diagnosed with another disease, according to a sweeping new study rele...

Chippity Doo Da! How I Got My Daughter to the White House Selling Cookies

Cassandra M. Bellantoni | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cassandra M. Bellantoni

If you are facing losing your home, unemployment, divorce, kids going away, people dying, illness or any of the many ebbs and flows that life brings, do not let these events define you.