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Early Detection Saved My Life. I'm A Breast Cancer Survivor.

Melanie Harris | Posted 10.25.2016 | Women
Melanie Harris

New York based Fashion Designer Melanie Harris' harrowing tale I am a 3rd generation designer, being the granddaughter of Couturier, Rose Taft. I m...

Reconstruction After Breast Cancer

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 10.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

At a recent luncheon with a fellow breast cancer survivor, my friend shared that her sister was in the process of making a determination about her bre...

I'm Getting Breast Reduction Surgery, And I've Never Felt Like More of a Woman

Jordan Hernandez | Posted 04.27.2017 | Women
Jordan Hernandez

Bodies are such a gift, and the choices we make with them aren't always comfortable or easy. But they are deeply personal. To all the women out there, I hope you know: the only thing that will always be too small is the size of everyone else's perception of what your body should look like.

Wines to Pair with Breast Cancer (Part 2 of 5)

Kirsten Fox | Posted 03.30.2017 | Women
Kirsten Fox

Because I am a sommelier, I naturally pair life situations with wine. In no way does my pairing wine with my breast cancer journey mean that you shoul...

How Tattoos Helped A Breast Cancer Survivor Take Back her Body

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.15.2015 | Women

When writer and comedian Nikki Black got breast cancer, she felt like she was losing control of her body. A pair of tattoos helped her get it back. (...

The Myths That Keep Women From Breast Reconstruction After Cancer

Reuters | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Misconceptions may be keeping many women from getting breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, ev...

This Man Does 2,000 Nipple Tattoos A Year For Breast Cancer Survivors

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.31.2014 | Women

One tattoo artist is using his talents to help breast cancer survivors who have undergone a mastectomy. In a HuffPost Live interview on Oct. 30, V...

Telling the Truth About Reconstruction After Breast Cancer

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Debbie Woodbury

My transformation felt like staring into a fun house mirror. With the stereotactic and surgical biopsies, my body was becoming more and more freakish and unfamiliar. Being deconstructed bit by bit, I feared reconstruction meant more damage, not less.

The Grace Project: Transforming Our Ideal of Female Beauty

Judith Johnson | Posted 02.01.2014 | Women
Judith Johnson

In the Grace Project, Isis is bringing her transformational photography to women who have had mastectomies -- giving them permission to see themselves as beautiful and whole.

Breathing, Manual Therapy and Breast Cancer Recovery

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

="float: left; margin:10px"> It's breast cancer awareness month, and Dr. Alexes Hazen, a breast surgeon at NYU Langone Medical Center, Tamar Amitay,...

What It's Really Like Post-Mastectomy

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 11.14.2013 | Women

Those of us who either opted to have mastectomies as a preventative measure, or had mastectomies as a life-saving measure, aren't excited about our "new boobs." In truth, we'll never be the same. We see ourselves differently now when we look in the mirror, because we are different, inside as well as outside.

Breast Cancer Reconstruction: Is it For the Rich?

Lisa Masters | Posted 11.11.2013 | Women
Lisa Masters

It may not be JUST for the rich, but breast cancer reconstruction often is for those who can afford the enormous costs associated with it -- making it impossible for many.

The Wonders of Reconstructed Boobs!

Lisa Masters | Posted 11.03.2013 | Women
Lisa Masters

Growing up, I was in constant denial regarding the size of my bra. I swore that I wore a 36C, when in actuality, it was more like a 38DD. Since I underwent breast cancer reconstruction my life has changed in many ways with my new set of breasts -- most of them good.

Ask the Mutant: It's Fine for Angelina -- She's Rich

Eva Moon | Posted 08.17.2013 | Women
Eva Moon

While Angelina Jolie may have more advantages than most of us, the biggest advantage she had was not money, but access to people who provided her with good information about her options.

Ask the Mutant: Breast Reconstruction -- Will I Look Normal?

Eva Moon | Posted 08.05.2013 | Women
Eva Moon

I've decided to go public with my own post-mastectomy reconstruction to let you see how far the art has come.

Lingerie Options After Mastectomy: What Are Women's Choices?

Elisabeth Dale | Posted 07.20.2013 | Women
Elisabeth Dale

Should women have more choices after mastectomies and lumpectomies? Should lingerie brands do more to help meet their needs?

Breasts: What's Really Wrong With Breast Cancer

Lauren Cahn | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Think about breasts. Breasts. Is there a female body part with which our society is more obsessed than breasts? Is there any obsession so equally matched by inherent shame?

Dating After Breast Cancer

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 12.16.2012 | Women
SidneyAnne Stone

Many of us are young, single and have our whole lives ahead of us -- dating, sex and love should not be off the table.

Jewel Spreads The Word On Breast Reconstruction Awareness

Posted 09.21.2012 | Women

Singer song writer Jewel joined HuffPost Live host Abby Huntsman Thursday for a discussion about Breast Reconstruction Awareness, for which she is the...

Bridging the Gap: Rachell Hall's Fight for Breast Cancer Survivors

Clarissa Burt | Posted 10.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Clarissa Burt

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.

Breast Reconstruction Options: A Woman's Right to Know

Loren S. Schechter, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Posted 06.30.2012 | Women
Loren S. Schechter, M.D., F.A.C.S.

A large percentage of women are not informed about breast reconstruction during the surgical decision-making process for their cancer, in spite of the...

Living the Dream, 3 Reconstructive Surgeries Later

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lauren Cahn

Is there a woman alive who hasn't fantasized about taking some of "this stuff down here" and "moving it up there"? Let me just say, I'm living the dr...

Video: The Opportunity for Prevention -- What Works and What's on the Horizon

Kathy Plesser, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Plesser, MD

All women can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by decreasing the intake of alcohol, avoiding obesity and with exercise starting at an early age.