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How You Can Join The Breast Health Challenge

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 09.21.2016 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

It's almost October again: Breast Cancer Awareness Month! As an 11-year breast cancer survivor, I don't really need to be reminded that breast cancer exists. However, I'm always interested in ways I can work proactively to prevent its recurrence.

What I Learned From Winter Vacation -- Oh, I Mean Breast Cancer

Jenn Sutkowski | Posted 03.21.2016 | Women
Jenn Sutkowski

I got the news no one wants after my first ever mammogram at age forty and subsequent biopsy: breast cancer. I cried. And then something amazing happened: I dealt with it. And then something even more amazing happened: I grew exponentially.

Are New Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations Hit or Miss Guide(d)lines?

Melanie Young | Posted 10.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

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.

The Preventative Double Mastectomy: Not an Easy Yes

Kristina Cowan | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristina Cowan

Looking at my kids, I cannot let that be their legacy. Whenever, however I die, I want them to know that their mom did everything she could to stay alive, that my main goal was to be healthy for them, in body and mind. That's why I just scheduled my preventative double mastectomy.

Amazing Awareness Campaign Transforms Cartoon Characters Into Breast Cancer Survivors

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.21.2015 | Women

It's a problem faced by many television characters we know and love, from Kristina Braverman on "Parenthood" to Samantha Jones on "Sex and the City." ...

How To Survive Your Mammogram With A Little Help From Your Friends

Nancy L. Wolf | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty
Nancy L. Wolf

Men think it is weird when women go to the ladies' room in groups. Men may think it is even weirder that I go with two friends each year to get our mammograms. We call it the "MammoVan." Let me clarify -- the three of us travel together in one car but we have separate mammograms in consecutive appointments.

Things That Look Like My Post-Baby Boobs

Jenn Rian | Posted 02.04.2015 | Parents
Jenn Rian

Many years ago, while still full of life, my boobs raised eyebrows. Now they are flat like pancakes. If only they were still round like pancakes.

Renaming October: Breast Health Education Month

Lindsay Avner | Posted 11.29.2014 | Impact
Lindsay Avner

Has the runner who recently fundraised and completed a charity 5K taken the time to gather her family's cancer history, on both her mother and father's side, and shared it with her doctor?

Women Changing the Way We Think About Our Boobs: Angelique Pitney

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

For so many women affected by breast cancer, like Angelique, it all comes back to daughters. The next generation. The group of young women, like myself, who have a whole other world of resources and therefore hopefully a whole other world of hope to live cancer free.

Women Changing the Way We Think About Our Boobs: Mary Ann Wasil

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

At 39-years-old, Mary Ann was a mother of three and found a lump on her breast. After her diagnosis, she required immediate chemotherapy. How does a woman like herself end up with an organization that not only empowers women, but is changing the way we think about breast health?

Study Suggests Annual Mammograms Are Hurting Women's Healthcare

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living

In contrast to the breast cancer screen recommendations from the American Cancer Society that women receive annual mammograms starting at age 40, a ne...

Breast Implants and Mammograms

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
SidneyAnne Stone

As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and what better way to begin the month than by discussing breast health? First and foremost, let this serve as a reminder to perform regular self breast exams and to bring any questionable areas to the attention of your physician.

13 Major Milestones In Boobs

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.19.2013 | Women

Think back: You've probably got your own personal important breast moments -- many of us do. For some, it's the day you first realized you had the...

These Games Are All About Boobs

Posted 08.06.2013 | Women

Is there a place for narratives about boobs in video games? Yes, according to longtime video game reviewer Jenn Frank, whose Twitter musing about a...

10 Things to Not Say at Your Next Mammogram

Wendi Aarons | Posted 10.02.2013 | Women
Wendi Aarons

Much like men fear their first prostate exam, a lot of women worry needlessly about their first breast press. But trust us, it's really no more painful than getting X-rays at the dentist. The only difference being that, at the dentist, one is normally not topless.

Thanks, Angelina -- Now Let's Help Women With Breast Cancer In Poor Countries

Amie Bishop | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Amie Bishop

Breast health awareness, a given in this country, often is not an option in others. Yet enhancing awareness of breast cancer has been cited by international experts as a key element of all interventions.

How What You Eat NOW Could Affect Your Cancer Risk Later

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

My onetime patient and student, Nicole Larizza, earned her MS degree in nutrition studying the effects of nutrition in childhood on breast cancer risk in adulthood. I found the information Nicole shared with me important and provocative -- and felt it deserved to be shared.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Breasts

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul They're always hanging around -- but most of us rarely give them a second thought. A science journalist exposes the impressive, eye...

When It Comes to Breast Cancer, Less May Be More!

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

A new study published in Cancer finds that women who had early stage breast cancer had better survival rates if they had lumpectomy and radiation as opposed to total mastectomy.

'Breasts': An Interview With Author Florence Williams

Molly Rauch | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Molly Rauch

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I sat down recently with Florence Williams, author of the book, BREASTS: A Natural and Unnatural History, to talk about breast health and what's really in our breast milk.

Women Rely on Planned Parenthood for Critical Breast Health Care. Period.

Rachel B. Fleischer | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Rachel B. Fleischer

It's sad that Planned Parenthood opponents are playing politics with women's health, but it's also true that Planned Parenthood doctors and nurses will continue doing what they do best: providing basic and crucial health care for the women (and men) who need it.

What My Mom Taught Me

Krystal Thomas | Posted 11.17.2012 | Sports
Krystal Thomas

When I was 11 years old, my life took a turn that seemed to put everything on hold. My father was incarcerated and sentenced to 7 years in prison. A few months later, my mother was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer.

Early Cancer Detection Saves Lives

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 10.17.2012 | Black Voices
Vanessa Cullins

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.

8 New Inspiring Developments in the Fight Against Breast Cancer (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.03.2011 | Healthy Living

In the fight against any disease, there's always plenty of bad news to go around. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this year, however, we hav...

Prevent Breast Cancer One Woman At A Time

Evelyn Lauder | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Evelyn Lauder

We cannot underestimate the importance of communicating to women everywhere that they need to see their doctors regularly and get a mammogram annually if they are over the age of 40. It's so important. Don't leave it for an extra year.