Last week delivered some disconcerting news for people with a specific, strong inherited high risk for developing cancer.
My watch stopped working about a month ago, maybe longer. Has time stood still? Is it some strange sign that the watch I have worn for well over a decade has stopped working entirely, right at the same time my very life has been at risk?
"I am not going down without a fight. I am not dead yet. I will fight until my heart stops beating. I will not give up to this disease." Share your support for Liz by tweeting at her at @lizrowan1.
One astoundingly-talented woman whose efforts are extremely important for women is Rachell Hall. She is a long-time permanent makeup artist who gives hope and positive self-esteem to breast cancer survivors.
It's very difficult to describe a disease and the overall toll it takes as in my case of stage IV breast cancer.
If Natkin cooks as though someone's life depended on it, at one time, it did. The blogger and author of the new cookbook, Herbivoracious began in his teens, when his mother was in the last stages of breast cancer. She was too weak to cook, so Natkin prepared the macrobiotic food the family hoped would heal her.
Planned Parenthood health centers performed nearly 750,000 breast cancer screenings nationwide. Now, we will be able to serve our existing patients with even more resources--and reach new patients.
At Tig Notaro's set last night, the audience witnessed a truly historical moment in comedy. For the first time in my life, I genuinely laughed and cried at the exact same time. When she took the mike, she said, "Thank you, thank you, I have cancer."
While we can assume that every member of Congress, the Administration and state and local governments wants to see an end to breast cancer, what are they willing to do to get there?
For my birthday seven years ago, I received a diagnosis of breast cancer. For a while after my cancer, I couldn't stand the sight of birthday cake. How could something so sweet leave such a bitter taste?
Chemo Clutter has many different descriptors: chemo brain, chemo confusion, mind fog. All are terms that describe impairments in cognition resulting (at least in part) from chemo.
Waiting for a diagnosis is extraordinarily difficult because it brings up an array of feelings that are hard to hold: anxiety, fear, sadness, frustration, impatience, and powerlessness, to name a few.
An ending to the ugliest of divorce battles combined with a tragic cancer tale.
After her experience nothing will be the same, since she managed to make out of an intimate tragedy a public polemic and even a funny story.
I looked around the room at my friends, each straining to make circular motions with their less-than-flexible hips while trying to keep their heads still, and tried (unsuccessfully) to stifle a giggle.
It's been 10 years since one of the most significant papers in women's health was published -- a study on the risks and benefits of estrogen plus progestin in healthy postmenopausal women.