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Sweet Husband Proposes To Wife All Over Again After Her Mastectomy

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 03.08.2017 | Weddings

Love really can heal. Lora Koch of Panora, Iowa was diagnosed with breast cancer in February and recently underwent a bilateral mastectomy. She wasn...

The Hidden Art Of Medicine: Empathy And Compassion

Bruce L. Gewertz, M.D. | Posted 02.06.2017 | Healthy Living
Bruce L. Gewertz, M.D.

The memory is still fresh in my mind more than 40 years later: I was a fourth-year surgical resident at the University of Michigan, shadowing an exper...

Woman Shows Off Double Mastectomy Scars In New Body-Positive Equinox Ad

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.04.2017 | Women

One woman is showing off her double mastectomy scars in a new ad for Equinox gyms. Samantha Paige, a 41-year-old thyroid cancer survivor, was recentl...

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...

Wines For A Bigger Bust (Part 3 Of 5)

Kirsten Fox | Posted 07.01.2016 | 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...

Single, Dating and Double Mastectomy

Caren Siegler | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Caren Siegler

Yes, we're all eternally grateful to be cancer free, this is a separate issue. This is the issue of life after the surgery and chemo and radiation. Now we have to live the after life that breast cancer gave to us. This is what true survivors are made of.

The Test That Could Have Saved My Sister-In-Law's Life

Rachel Lanman | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lanman

My sister-in-law didn't get tested for BRCA until she already had cancer. Since it spread so quickly, it was already too late for her. If only one person meets with a genetic counselor because of this blog post, I'll know it was worth writing.

Meet The Woman Walking 1,000 Miles Topless With Double Mastectomy Scars

Katie Tandy | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Katie Tandy

Are you one of those people who have those, "Shit! I'm-suddenly-naked-in-the-middle-of-the -street-and-everyone-staring-how-did-I-get-here anxiety dre...

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 03.16.2017 | 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 12.23.2016 | 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 12.17.2016 | 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 11.03.2016 | Good News

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 10.21.2016 | 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 10.19.2016 | 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 08.24.2016 | 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.

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

Lisa F. Crites | Posted 08.17.2016 | 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 07.10.2016 | 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 05.29.2016 | 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...