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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Obamacare, My Boobs, The Shutdown!

Lisa Masters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

As I sit watching the news coverage of the government shutdown over "Obamacare" I shake my head, I roll my eyes and like a large part of our country, question "What the hell is going on?"

Breast Cancer Awareness Without Mets Awareness Isn't Awareness At All

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Nancy Stordahl

Individuals living with stage IV/metastatic breast cancer don't like October, all the pink hoopla and the countless pink ribbons that appear everywhere. They feel they do not fit the image of the strong, brave and positive-minded warrior in pink.

Beyond BRACA: 7 Keys to Breast Cancer Prevention

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

We need more. We need more options than losing our breasts, ovaries and other organs. Surely the conversation on breast cancer prevention has to be more involved than this?

Today I Am Waving My Wig for Obamacare and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Heidi Mulligan Walker

The only way that my positive cancer experience has been possible is thanks to two things: health insurance and advances in breast cancer research. I have a health insurance plan through my husband's job that offers comprehensive cover for cancer treatment.

WATCH: Breast Cancer Survivor's Poignant Time-Lapse Video

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 10.02.2013 | Women

This is what a year of breast cancer treatment looks like. When Jersey City-based writer Emily Helck was diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 20...

What Bosnians Can Teach The World About Fighting Breast Cancer

Nela Hasic | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nela Hasic

Breast cancer does not differentiate between religions or ethnicities. And because awareness of the disease in Bosnia lags far behind that of other Western nations and cancer detection facilities are fewer and less advanced, survival rates tend to be markedly lower than elsewhere.

WATCH: Danica Patrick's Words For Women During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick is racing to get the message to women across the country. Patrick and he...

Curtis M. Wong

Judy Garland's Daughters To Reunite Onstage For The First Time In 20 Years | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.04.2014 | Gay Voices

If there's one lesson Lorna Luft learned early, it's that the show must always go on. The singer-actress and her sister Liza Minnelli share more in co...

Giuliana Rancic: How My Diet Changed After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living

Giuliana Rancic, the famous co-anchor of E! News, opened up to HuffPost Live’s Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani about her “Save Lids To Save Lives” c...

A Breast Cancer Heroine

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 11.30.2013 | Women
Kristin Meekhof

Everyone has a story to tell and for years as a broadcast journalist Ann Murray Paige's job was to tell those stories. Now as a breast cancer patient, she is sharing her own story on film, in speaking engagements, and on the page.

Why Men's Fear of Talking About Breasts Is a Problem

Noel Franus | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Noel Franus

If we're going to make any strides towards ending breast cancer and improving the quality of life for those who have survived, we men need to be able to talk about breasts in non-sexualized ways.

October: Color Me Pink!

Lisa Masters | Posted 11.18.2013 | Women
Lisa Masters

I now see October as PINK. I envision rows of white cupcakes with pink butter cream icing. After all, I was diagnosed October 4th. For me, October 4th has become my second birthday and I celebrate that day every year.

It Is Time to Work Together!

Susan M. Love | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan M. Love

Only by working together will we ever be able to achieve the overriding goal we all share -- a future without breast cancer!

The Wonders of Reconstructed Boobs!

Lisa Masters | Posted 11.03.2013 | Women
Lisa Masters

Growing up, I was in constant denial regarding the size of my bra. I swore that I wore a 36C, when in actuality, it was more like a 38DD. Since I underwent breast cancer reconstruction my life has changed in many ways with my new set of breasts -- most of them good.

40 Years Later, Relearning That Sometimes Less Is More in Breast Cancer

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Karuna Jaggar

Given the toll treatment can take, every woman should be able to make her own decisions about her health care based on her values and priorities -- and to do so women need access to independent evidence-based data to inform their decisions.

Camryn Manheim On 'The Hot Flashes' And Film Roles For Women

Greg Archer | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Photo: Courtesy of Anonymous Content If you tossed Bridesmaids and Steel Magnolias onto a basketball court and blew a whistle, it would look someth...

How Far Would You Go... A Million Miles?

Jay Scott | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Jay Scott

There aren't many certainties in this life, but one thing I know for sure is that when your child is sick, fighting a life-threatening illness, as a parent, you would do anything to cure them.

Breast Cancer Prevention

Marisa Moore | Posted 10.25.2012 | Black Voices
Marisa Moore

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the National Cancer Institute, an estimated 230,000 new cases of breast cancer and 40,...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: ‘It Really Did Not Even Cross My Mind That It Could Be Cancer’

Liz Matthews | Posted 12.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Liz Matthews

The year 2011 was, in short, the worst year of my life... a year that changed just about every part of my life. But here it is, Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2012, and I feel mostly good.

Belly Fat Vs. BMI: Which One Has The Biggest Impact On Breast Cancer Survival?

Posted 10.31.2012 | Black Voices

While breast cancer risk factors like genetic predisposition and excess weight have been studied at length, researchers are gathering new evidence on ...

Breast Cancer and Naptime Activism

Liza Donnelly | Posted 12.30.2012 | Impact
Liza Donnelly

Unlike the woman I drew in this cartoon, I have not walked, run or biked for Breast Cancer awareness. I am very grateful to those who do because it is so crucial that we raise understanding and money for the research that can put an end to this horrible disease.

How to Know Your Breast Cancer Risk

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

Talk with your doctor about the Gail Model and find out what your level of risk for breast cancer is. And get a mammogram.


Trish Kinney | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Trish Kinney

An odd feeling comes over me as fall starts to creep into late summer. It isn't necessary to consult a calendar to know that all my cancer anniversaries are lining up.

Beyond Pink: What Matters for Future Progress Against Breast Cancer

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

You should think before you pink, as you might before giving to any solicitor of charitable funds. But let's not argue about the color and the ribbon which was, 20 years ago, an emblem of openness about a disease that women were afraid to mention out loud.

What Having Breast Cancer Has Taught Me

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

When I was diagnosed with cancer two years ago this month, I never asked "Why?" Instead, I wondered, "What am I supposed to learn from this experience?" As it turns out, one of the Silver Linings of my experience with breast cancer was learning some valuable life lessons.