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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

3D Mammograms Offer Confidence in Screening

Sarah Friedewald, M.D. | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Friedewald, M.D.

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month focuses attention on this horrifying disease, I am hopeful that patients, physicians and insurance companies take this new information seriously. As mammography changes and evolves, so must our understanding of the technology.

It's Not Too Late To Do Your Part This Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Style

October may be in full swing, but that doesn't mean it's too late to pick up some Breast Cancer Awareness merchandise. And while the multitude of bran...

Wearing of the Pink

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.12.2014 | Sports
Patricia McGuire

So far, based on the disclosure on its website, the bottom line appears to be that the NFL has raised about $7 million over 5 years in its breast cancer initiative. Given the billions in revenues the league and its teams have made in that same period of time, this amount seems paltry.

9 Important Greeting Cards For October

Shiri Eshel | Posted 10.09.2014 | Comedy
Shiri Eshel

It's October again! Time to wish something... ...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Needs a Makeover: Advocating for Blue Awareness in a Sea of Pink

Sharlene Hesse-Biber | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Sharlene Hesse-Biber

Let's advocate for together for the men in our lives to begin to turn around the deadly consequences of the lack of awareness of breast cancer among men, the medical professional and the society as a whole.

Two Sisters Create A Product To Help Breast Cancer Survivors Post-Mastectomy -- After Undergoing The Surgery Themselves

Posted 10.08.2014 | MarloThomas

"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Here's What We Learned About Breast Cancer In 2014

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living

It's estimated that 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetimes, and about 40,000 American women are expected to die from...

How Breast Cancer Impacted My Sexuality

Diana M. Raab | Posted 10.08.2014 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Breast cancer affects one in eight women in the United States who live to be 80 years old. The mortality rate is nearly nineteen percent. If you are a woman over the age of 40, I urge you to have your mammograms. Thirteen years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and if it was not for mammograms, I might not be alive today.

JCPenney Sends the Wrong Message for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Joanna Franchini | Posted 10.07.2014 | Women
Joanna Franchini

Someone please save JCPenney from itself. The company's latest ad campaign, rolled out in October for Breast Cancer Awareness month, is a painful mess of mixed brand messaging, inadvertent sexism and cultural tone-deafness.

Campaign Wants Women To Check Their Breasts As Often As They Check Facebook

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact

Every once in a while, amid the hoards of pink helium balloons and the girly hued guns, a campaign surfaces during Breast Cancer Awareness Month that ...

Why Some Women With Breast Cancer Feel Like The 'Damper On The Party' During October

Chicago Tribune | Barbara Brotman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact

The pink ribbons, pink T-shirts, pink carnations, a pink bra sculpture — there's pink seemingly everywhere, promoting mammograms, raising funds and ...

I Touch Myself

Melanie Young | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Being comfortable and familiar with your body and conducting self-examinations to look for signs of anything out of the ordinary is an important part of self-health. We listen to our stomachs when they growl and we feed ourselves. Are we taking a hard look at our bodies and taking the touch test?

Do You Have the Courage to Save Your Life? Angelina Jolie Shows How You Can

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Life events are often hard to predict. But sometimes you can get a good picture of what is in store for you! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

The Best Someecards Of The Week

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 10.04.2014 | Comedy

Ebola in America? Perpetual crime in the NFL? Or simply the fact that someone chewed on all the pens? Whatever's got you freaking out this week, there...

What I Want You to Do This October And Every Month

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 10.03.2014 | Women
Heidi Mulligan Walker

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so this blog post is my public service announcement to everyone out there to make your health care a priority.

The Way to Fight Breast Cancer Is With a Vaccine -- Not Another Pink Product

Fran Visco | Posted 10.02.2014 | Impact
Fran Visco

It is time for a different strategy. The annual explosion of "brightly colored consumer goods" is not cutting it.

A-Sides Presents: Songs in the Key Against Cancer - The Sing Away Cancer Challenge

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.07.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Like so many people, I was inspired by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge this summer. Since today (Oct. 1) marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

Think Before You Pink: Stop the Distraction

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact
Karuna Jaggar

It's Breast Cancer Industry Month and the pink floodgates have opened. And again we ask: what have all these pink ribbon products and promotions done for women living with and at risk of breast cancer?

Breast Density: How to See Clearly Through The Fog

Nikki Weiss-Goldstein | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nikki Weiss-Goldstein

The California legislature passed a law requiring that women who have screening mammograms be informed if they have dense breast tissue. This information is given to raise your awareness and to discuss with your doctor.

The End of Breast Cancer? The Answers Lie in Research

Myra J. Biblowit | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact
Myra J. Biblowit

Research -- and research alone -- has the power to be the end of breast cancer. Investing in research produces results. It's just that simple.

These 6 Ways People Are Recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month Will Make You Smile

Posted 10.02.2014 | Impact

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and some individuals and organizations are going beyond pink ribbons to embrace out-of-the-box ways to st...

Happy 80th Birthday Pearle! Congratulations on 31 Years of Being a Breast Cancer Survivor!

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, I can think of no better time than to give congratulations to my patient Pearle Mintz. With the intent...

I'm Done Supporting Games and Now I'm Done Playing Them

Bobbie Shay Lee | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Bobbie Shay Lee

The NFL's latest challenge with transparency is nothing new, particularly when it comes to women and women's causes. I have fought for full disclosure from the NFL and its charitable activities for several years, most specifically from its Crucial Catch program they claim supports breast cancer organizations.

When My Mom Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Meg Seitz | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Meg Seitz

I was in a meeting when I saw my iPhone light up with a message. Midway through whatever I was saying, I glanced quickly to read the text out of the corner of my eye. "Mammogram came back suspicious. Have to go back next week. Love you," said Mom via that text. It was her birthday.

Exploitation Is Not Awareness

Jamie Bendola | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Jamie Bendola

In October, companies give themselves a pat on the back for "spreading awareness," but all the while they are really just profiting off of breast cancer.