Through the chaos, one thing was undeniable: good people are everywhere you look. In the midst of devastation there were flowers, offering hope for a better tomorrow.
Planned Parenthood understands the risk the Latino community faces and is committed to providing access to comprehensive health care to all people who walk through our doors, regardless of age, income or immigration status.
Like forecasting, breast cancer screening and diagnosis aren't perfect -- especially in younger women. But that alone shouldn't lead us to stop using them. I, for one, would hate to get caught unaware in that storm.
The combination of maintaining a healthy weight, getting regular exercise, and -- if possible -- breastfeeding can help African-American women lower their risk of breast cancer and provide significant protection against the most aggressive forms of the disease.
Personalized cancer treatment is the future. Every person is different and each experience with cancer is unique. It's been almost 20 months since I received my second breast cancer diagnosis. Wanting to be there for my sons and husband is what helped me through it all. Just looking at my family fills my heart with love and pride.
It remains critical to encourage diverse participation in clinical trials to ensure that our therapies are equally effective across different subgroups, or alternatively, that differences between populations are identified and more appropriate treatments are found.
Three months after my baby was born, I found a painful lump in my armpit. I was just 39 and diagnosed with breast cancer that had spread to my lymph nodes.
For those dealing with breast cancer, it is apparent that so much of our recovery and perhaps even our long-term outcomes depend on what is happening in the bedroom at night.
The word "Thanksgiving" may conjure up memories of your favorite stuffing and pumpkin pie, but along with those necessities, I like to harvest some he...
Robyn's life gyrates between extremes. One day she is in the courtroom relentlessly pressing a client's case, and the next she may be receiving chemotherapy and be so sick in the aftermath that she can barely stand. Robyn has simply outrun challenges that would flatten most normal people.
For some breast cancer survivors, losing their breasts was the only option. For a woman, that is a devastating loss. One tattoo artist is on a mission to help them turn their grief into confidence and hope through beautiful tattoos.
There are some things I wish I would have known; things that would have allowed me to see the possibility of the future without how it relates to the past me. These things would have allowed me to let today in, and tomorrow, and the next day. If I could go back to before cancer and tell myself what I didn't know I would feel, this is what I would say.
Maybe it's the Girl Scout in me, but I always like to be prepared. So when I went to my doctor recently for a routine mammogram, I came armed with the latest statistics.
I understand the rationale: False positives can put women through emotional angst and result in unnecessary tests and procedures. Even more concerning than a false positive is the false sense of security women, especially younger women, may have about their breast health.
I am writing this blog as I sit here, in my warmed robe, in a soothingly decorated waiting room, waiting for my mammogram results. My mind is reviewing how it will handle hearing quite possibly the most dreaded words in the world: "You have cancer."
I feel incensed by corporations using the breast cancer awareness movement to pad their bottom line. Lets turn the anger into action and accountability. There is a good chance the biggest offenders violating our consumer right to know where our money goes don't even realize they can do better.