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WATCH: Tattoo Artist Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Reclaim Their Lives

HooplaHa | Posted 11.03.2015 | 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 10.21.2015 | 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 mo...

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 i...

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 w...

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 07.02.2015 | Gay 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 | 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

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.

Redefining Beauty

Sarah Amento | Posted 02.01.2015 | Women
Sarah Amento

After my mastectomy, I began looking for pictures of other women who had battled breast cancer. I found The Grace Project by Isis Charise.

4 Reasons Why I Don't Want To Lose My Breasts

Debra Jenkins | Posted 01.31.2015 | Women
Debra Jenkins

Somehow, I had the impression that an elective mastectomy was different, less invasive than one performed when cancer is present. I convinced myself that the surgery would be more like the cosmetic breast reduction I had four years ago.

Double Mastectomy Debate

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
SidneyAnne Stone

Do what is best for you and don't let anyone, including me, take you off course. You have enough to think about when you find out you have breast cancer and it can be easy to get lost in the haze.

Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions: Personal Choice Is Key

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Barring certain medical factors, however, the patient's preference drives the course of treatment in many cases. It is a personal choice that has significant implications for the patient, as it may affect her appearance, how she feels about her body, and how she thinks of herself as a woman.

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...