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Scrambled Eggs and Cancer

Douglas Forbes | Posted 04.19.2016 | HuffPost Home
Douglas Forbes

My wife is in Cedars Sinai Hospital having her right breast removed right now. And I'm around the block ordering scrambled eggs and a side salad. Ei...

Turning 60: A Letter To My 50-Year-Old Self

Eva Moon | Posted 03.31.2016 | Fifty
Eva Moon

I turned 60 today and there are some things I wish I could have told my 50-year-old self. She was so worried. So here goes.

The Untold Story of Nancy Reagan as a Breast Cancer Survivor

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

.Nancy Reagan passed away on March 6, 2016, after a life in film, politics, the White House, and family care-giving. Many people have forgotten the courage she displayed in fighting breast cancer while serving as first lady.

An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg About Mastectomy Photos

Beth J. Caldwell | Posted 12.23.2015 | Women
Beth J. Caldwell

I'm writing to you to discuss the repeated suspension the Facebook account of a member of our organization, Beth Fairchild. Beth's account was recently suspended because she posted a picture of an areola tattoo that she performed on a woman who has been through a mastectomy with reconstruction.

3 Things to Stop Telling the Clinically Depressed

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living
20 Beautiful Women

Having breakfast with Susie gave me a new perspective on those diagnosed with clinical depression. While we wouldn't expect someone suffering from a physical illness to just get over it; we should support and encourage those battling a mental illness the same way.

WATCH: Tattoo Artist Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Reclaim Their Lives

HooplaHa | Posted 11.03.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

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.

New Surgical Technique Provides Better Options for Breast Cancer Patients

Hilton Becker, M.D. | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Hilton Becker, M.D.

A woman's first concern following the diagnosis of breast cancer is the treatment of the cancer. They are then further traumatized by the fact that they will lose a major symbol of their femininity.

4 Women Show the Reality of Their Mastectomies in Stunning Photos

Women's Health | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Women's Health

We interviewed and photographed four women who've undergone bilateral mastectomies; here's what they say their unique experiences entailed.

Woman Documents Her Double Mastectomy With A Brave And Joyful Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.19.2015 | Women

In 2014, Aniela McGuinness was in the process of scheduling her preventative bilateral mastectomy because she had a genetic mutation that made her mor...

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 Preventative Double Mastectomy: Not an Easy Yes

Kristina Cowan | Posted 08.24.2015 | 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.

How I Turned My Breast Cancer Into A Positive Way To Help Others

Lisa F. Crites | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Lisa F. Crites

Call it clairvoyance or pure coincidence, but from the age of 15, I was confident I would face at least two extreme traumas in my life; my mother woul...

An Open Letter to Young Survivial Coalition

Beth J. Caldwell | Posted 07.10.2015 | Impact
Beth J. Caldwell

Campaigns like this do real damage to breast cancer patients. And I know that you know this, because right next to where this image appears on the YSC Facebook page, you've got a video about how breast cancer surgery impacts women's feelings of self-worth.

Two Double Mastectomy Survivors Walked Topless Down A Runway For A Powerful Reason

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It was a powerful moment: the event was a fashion show that sought to challenge normative ideas of gender and beauty, and there, walking the runway we...

Badass Mom Shows Cancer Who's Boss With A Defiant Pink Faux-Hawk

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.01.2015 | Fifty

After being diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time, Janet Sheppard-Kelleher decided to face the disease the only way she knows how -- with hum...

Knowledge Is Power -- Breast Cancer Happened for a Reason

Ami Dudzinski Mehr | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Ami Dudzinski Mehr

Cluster of micro-calcifications? Biopsy of the breast? Pathology? I was in information overload within about five minutes. I felt trapped inside m...

Stunning Portraits Explore The Beauty Of Bodies After Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women

When facing a preventative double mastectomy, Katelyn Carey had no idea what to expect. Now that she is past her procedure, she wants to tell other wo...

Knowledge Is Power: How a Breast Cancer Diagnosis Changed My Life

Ami Dudzinski Mehr | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Ami Dudzinski Mehr

Instead of going into something blindfolded, you are able to physically and mentally prepare yourself, be strong, and hope for the best outcome. Knowledge is power.

Nina Bahadur

These Photos Show How Beautiful Women's Bodies Are After Breast Cancer

HuffingtonPost.com | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.30.2015 | Women

"The photo shoot was the first time someone looked at me like a person and as not a specimen on the exam room table." That's what one woman photogr...

Ask the Mutant: Faceboob -- An Open Letter to Facebook From My Breasts

Eva Moon | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Eva Moon

Facebook, with 1.39 billion active users, is the world's de facto forum. As such, it has a responsibility to its users -- at the very least, a responsibility to adhere to its own stated guidelines.

Rita Wilson Diagnosed With Breast Cancer, Has Double Mastectomy

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.14.2015 | Fifty

Rita Wilson has revealed she has breast cancer, news she hopes will encourage other women to get a second opinion when it comes to their health. "N...

How I Learned To Get Naked With Strangers Again After My Mastectomy

Ravishly | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
Ravishly

Taking a deep breath, I unsnapped my bra. Eila leaned in close. I could practically feel her warm breath on the side of my chest, the place where "Lefty" used to be. The place that was protected by a spray of persimmon-shaded flowers. "It's so beautiful," Eila said. And I believed her.

Where Are All the Beautiful Mastectomy Bras?

Elisabeth Dale | Posted 05.08.2015 | Style
Elisabeth Dale

So why don't you find the latest and greatest in beautiful mastectomy bras at your local retailer? There are a few reasons, and most have to do with the way these products have historically been marketed and sold to women.

If I Was Totally Honest In My eHarmony Profile, This Is What I'd Say

Rebecca Smith Masterson | Posted 05.03.2015 | Divorce
Rebecca Smith Masterson

Since my divorce, some people are having a hard time knowing what to say to me, but not you, eHarmony. You're in my newsfeed, Gmail account and sidebar ads, waving your online arms, saying, "Hey Becca! Over here! Check out online dating! Join us!"

12 Ways To Support A Breast Cancer Warrior

Wendy Donner | Posted 05.02.2015 | Women
Wendy Donner

I've been a breast cancer warrior for eight months, chemo and surgery behind me, radiation and hormone therapy around the corner. My battalion is made up of loving, brilliant, powerful, and hilarious soldiers who have made this journey one of thriving, not just surviving.