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Breast Cancer Awareness

The Annual Mammary Squeeze (The Ultimate Women's Experience)

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

My annual excursion is an immersion into a women-centered medical world... with all the love, nurturing and neuroses that suggests. When I walk through those double glass doors, I enter a world of women, and for the most part, we take very good care of each other.

How a Celebrity's Breast Health Disclosure Matters

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

In the United States, 230,000 cases of female breast cancer will be diagnosed this year and 40,000 women will die from the disease. Next to lung canc...

Listen Up, Guys: You Can Get Breast Cancer, Too

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Men may not realize it, but they can get breast cancer, too. In a HuffPost Live conversation on Wednesday, Dr. Mark David Pearlman explained that ...

Cancer: It's Not All Rainbows and Butterflies

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.10.2014 | Divorce
Fiona Finn

Cancer was a mixed blessing -- proving since my husband couldn't carry me, he didn't deserve to marry me. But cancer didn't just injure my body; it destroyed me emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and financially.

Know Your Risk: Breast Cancer, Family History and Testing BRCA Negative

Samantha Golkin | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Samantha Golkin

It was knowing my risks and being vigilant that saved me from the spread of breast cancer, saved me from extensive treatments and saved my life.

The Complacency of Awareness

Fran Visco | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Fran Visco

It is time to move from awareness to prevention. If much of the resources that are currently directed at breast cancer awareness were redistributed to prevention, imagine how much faster we could start saving lives.

I Just Got Called For A Repeat Mammogram -- And I'm Scared Sh*tless

Karen Alpert | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Karen Alpert

ME: Hello? RECEPTIONIST: Hi this is Ellen at Willow Hospital, I'm calling about your recent mammogram.

Kasey Varner

Gabby Giffords Rallies Members of Congress To Beat The Press

HuffingtonPost.com | Kasey Varner | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a two-year losing streak, the congressional women's softball team have finally brought home the trophy. Staying safely ahead of...

5 Foods for the Healthiest Breasts

David Zinczenko | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
David Zinczenko

While not all oncologists embrace the link between nutrition and longevity, citing insufficient evidence, some researchers say there are certain "boob foods" women can include in an overall healthy diet to improve the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

Cancer Does Not Define Me, I Am Redefining Cancer

Sarah Amento | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Sarah Amento

In July of 2013, I was diagnosed with IDC Triple Negative Breast Cancer Grade 3, at the age of 36, wife and mother of five beautiful children. I began treatments for this very rare and hard to treat and beat breast cancer through City of Hope. I started a trial in hopes of helping other women who would be diagnosed after me in hoping to play a small role in perhaps saving their life.

New Swimwear Line Proves You Don't Need 2 Breasts To Look Sexy

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.29.2014 | Impact

"Who says you need two?" That's the question a group of breast cancer survivors and supporters are asking after founding "Monokini 2.0," a social a...

10 Awesome Breast Cancer Gifts

Betsy Hnath | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Betsy Hnath

Cancer can take away so much, and yet nothing in my life has taught me more about myself -- or others.

'Black Women, We Die Of This Disease When We Don't Have To'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.08.2014 | Black Voices

The threat of breast cancer is an indiscriminate one. Women --and some men -- of all colors shapes and sizes face the deadly disease everyday. But...

'Love In The City' Star Shocks Friends With Cancer News

OWN | Posted 05.01.2014 | OWN

"Love in the City" star Tiffany Jones hasn't been shy about discussing her battle with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2005 at age 29, Tiffany underwent t...

Mammography: Just Some of the Facts, Ma'am

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

Physicians have an ethical responsibility to truthfully communicate the current scientific facts with their patients. Additionally, they need to listen to and respect patients' preferences even when it may collide with their own preferences.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pink Sweater: A Tribute to my Aunt

Kimann Schultz | Posted 06.15.2014 | Women
Kimann Schultz

When your father is executed in a Kharkov prison for his political beliefs and you are forced to flee your homeland with your newly-widowed mother and younger brother, first to Poland then on to a ravaged, post-War Berlin, is a bout with breast cancer viewed with some different perspective?

Cancer Messed With the Wrong B*tch: Another Day, Another Diagnosis

Seporah Raizer | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Seporah Raizer

I was understandably upset by this new diagnosis of lymphedema. It happened to be April Fool's Day and yes, part of me was hoping that this was just one colossal prank the universe was praying on me. But it's real and devastating to me.

What Happens in Vegas... Is Exposed!

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

One can hardly talk about Las Vegas without including the word "breasts" to describe some of the razzle-dazzle scantily-clad entertainment. Bombarded...

Organization Sells Designer Wedding Dresses For A Great Cause

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 04.01.2014 | Good News

Brides Against Breast Cancer (BABC), an organization which offers programs and services to cancer patients, is on its annual nationwide "Tour of Gowns...

Why I Am Anti-Komen

Lara Huffman | Posted 05.17.2014 | Women
Lara Huffman

Breast cancer isn't being ignored. You know what's being ignored and the real elephant in the pink room (see below for more on this reference): metastatic breast cancer, aka Stage 4 breast cancer.

Women Changing the Way We Think About Our Boobs: Dr. Nalini Chilkov and Dr. Kristi Funk

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

After her mother was diagnosed with cancer three times, and her father twice, Dr. Nalini Chilkov found herself on the road to helping patients like both of her patients. Thirty years later, she is on the forefront of a new type of cancer care.

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?

Supreme Court Won't Hear 'Boobies' Dispute

AP | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Pennsylvania school district that wants to prevent students from wearing "I (heart...

The Loneliness of Cancer

Lisa Masters | Posted 05.06.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

I am by nature an optimist. I am strong. I usually keep the sadness of myself to myself. I tell you that I'm not terminal and that I believe a cure will be found in time. I so want that to be true. I have Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer.