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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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 ...

The Invisible Epidemic: Lesbians and Cancer

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Victoria A. Brownworth

Now the pink has been put away for another year and breast cancer is no longer in the spotlight. Unless you happen to be a breast cancer survivor or be battling the disease yourself, that is -- like me and millions of other women, many of us lesbians.

Updating the Toxic Substance Control Act and Haley's Ribbon: Looping Back to Breast Cancer Prevention

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact
Karuna Jaggar

The story of the pink ribbon is the story of how breast cancer prevention has been marginalized and the power of people to stand up to corporations. Few people know that the pink ribbon began as a peach ribbon for prevention.

The Truth About Pink

Cari Shane | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Cari Shane

So, she put the word out on FB about her mission and asked men and women to send real photos of themselves in all stages of cancer; photos that showed the truth about what cancer looks like.

My Lolly's Locks Experience

Deb Donatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Deb Donatti

My name is Deb Donatti. I am a 47-year-old mother of three, married for almost 25 years... and at the end of July 2013, I found out I have invasive breast cancer.

The NFL Goes Pink for the Green

Eric Marmon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Eric Marmon

The perception is that the NFL goes pink to make women aware of breast cancer. In reality, the NFL goes pink to make women aware of the NFL.

Missing the Mark: October's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns

Elisabeth Dale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Elisabeth Dale

A recent survey found that an astounding 90 percent of women either over- or underestimate their lifetime risk of breast cancer. When asked, another 40 percent said they had never discussed breast cancer risk with a physician. That's seems like a great deal of ignorance for a topic that's gotten so much attention and "awareness."

How Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge And More Celebs Found Out They Had Breast Cancer

Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Breast Cancer Awareness Month might be coming to an end, but it's a diagnosis that affects women all year long. According to, more th...

At Age 24, I Felt a Bump on My Breast

Jen Glantz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

I thought maybe, if I stopped paying attention to it, like a nagging ex-boyfriend, it, too, would eventually go away.

Bottle Tops and Breast Cancer: Pushing Mammograms With Every Prescription

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Karuna Jaggar

Overly simplified messages about early detection too often ends up blaming women for their cancers or gives them false assurances that the treatment they are enduring is ultimately all for the best. Medical advice on a complex issue.

How Sailing Brought Me Closer to a Breast Cancer Survivor -- My Birth Mom

Ashley Bell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ashley Bell

I was adopted at birth, and met my biological mother when I was 19 years old -- well after her first diagnosis, treatment and remission from breast cancer. It really didn't register at the time how close I came to never having known my own mother and best friend.

Pinktober 2013 Is Ending... Now What?

Lisa Masters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

I may have yet another chance at life. Who gets that? What good will I accomplish? Who can I help? I have a lot of stuff to do now.

My Boyfriends Back

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Women today have the benefit of being educated than ever before. And -- increasingly -- women these days realize that breast cancer is not a death sentence.

Breast Cancer Awareness and Football: They Go Hand in Hand

Stephanie Bender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Although football and breast cancer make strange bedfellows, some of the principles of football apply to us as menopausal and postmenopausal women. We need to know our game plan, just as pro players do.

My Circle of Strength

Janet Pardo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Janet Pardo

I've always been very diligent about staying on top of my health. So, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2013, of course I was terrified -- but I also knew exactly where to turn.

A Tale of Three (and a Half) Foobs: Two Cancer Survivors Tell Their Mastectomy Stories

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Most women have a love/hate relationship with their breasts. And then there's the cruelest joke of all. "The girls," those beautiful bumps we could hardly wait to grow, try to kill us. We hear the four words that change us forever: you have breast cancer.

Inked With Pink Victory

Alyson Renaldo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Alyson Renaldo

This author is among those fortunate to report that after a double mastectomy and a second recurrence of breast cancer, my aunt, is again cancer free.

Breast Cancer Priority #1: Saving Lives

Fran Visco | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Fran Visco

Breast Cancer Awareness month is coming to a close. And I am grateful. Every year it brings a sea of pink and this year was no different. But has anything meaningful changed from last year? Have we made progress?

Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know

Joy Kosak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Joy Kosak

Breastfeeding isn't just good for babies; it boasts many health advantages for moms, too. One benefit, especially noteworthy during October for Breastfeeding Awareness Month, is the reduced risk of breast cancer in breastfeeding moms.

Of Course: A Tweeting Bra

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.28.2013 | Women

It had to happen: a Tweeting bra. But it's happening for a good cause. Every time Greek TV host Maria Bacodimou unhooks her specially wired brassie...

LOOK: White House Goes Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

The White House was lit up pink on Thursday night in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which comes to a close next week. (Photo: Saul Loe...

White House To Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

The White House and Naval Observatory will be lit pink Thursday night to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In a Thursday White House blog, senio...

Meet The Coolest Teacher Ever

Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact

Now this is one colorful lesson. As David (Robbie) Robinson’s high school students prepared to collect candy for the school’s annual trick-or-t...

Post-Mastectomy Options

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

The decision to have a mastectomy is not one to be taken lightly, and I do not know a woman out there who did not agonize over it, including myself. For me, it was the right decision, but that does not mean I came to it easily.

Why Can't Every Mammogram Be Like This?

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

Can you imagine the whining we would hear if men had to screen for testicular cancer by having their balls put in machine that compresses them like pancakes? Most women I know have some sort of a mammogram anxiety story, even if they are lucky enough not to have had any experience with breast cancer.