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Breast Cancer Awareness

Komen for the Cure Underestimated the Power of Women and Social Media

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 04.07.2012 | Women
Joanne Bamberger

When an organization uses the lives of our friends and families as political fodder, we don't take kindly to that. And we know how to raise a ruckus.

Every Woman Should Have Access to Early Breast Health Education and Screenings

Amanda Crumley | Posted 04.07.2012 | Women
Amanda Crumley

Advances in the diagnosis of breast cancer through ultrasound, mammography and breast MRI have helped reduce mortality rates by 25 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. But not for the poor.

What I Think About the Current Breast Cancer Debate

Fran Visco | Posted 04.04.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

I've been told it's impossible to end breast cancer. People said the same about curing polio or putting a man on the moon. But I'm hopeful.

Susan G. Komen Foundation Adopts New Cancer Screening Policy for Worthwhile Lives

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 04.03.2012 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

"Those are the numbers we're looking for," Gladson continued, "and some day, thanks to the strides that Komen For The Cure has taken today towards providing breast cancer care for only the most desirable candidates, we'll get there."

On Planned Parenthood and Komen: What You Can Do

Cecile Richards | Posted 04.02.2012 | Women
Cecile Richards

The news this week that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, after years of pressure from political groups, will end its support of lifesaving breast cancer screening at Planned Parenthood health centers comes as a blow to women across America.

Environment

Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker | Posted 03.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker

An area that requires infinitely more study is the role of environmental agents in breast cancer -- that is, food additives, cosmetics, pollution or chemicals that we come in contact with every day.

Teen To Shoot Hoops In Honor Of Mom

Posted 01.13.2012 | Parents

Liam Viviano is taking to the basketball court to honor his mother. The 13-year-old New Hampshire boy is holding a fundraiser dubbed "Hoops for a C...

What Your Mammogram Won't Tell You

Loren Ridinger | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Loren Ridinger

The madness started at the end of August when I discovered a lump in my breast. It wasn't the typical small lump that I have had before; this one was big, much bigger.

Worrisome and Suspicious: A Cancer Glossary

Marika Holmgren | Posted 02.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Marika Holmgren

I guess since we're members of a club we never wanted to join, we deserve to have our own secret language. Or maybe it's simply because there are literally no words in the dictionary to describe some of the unique experiences that come along with a cancer diagnosis in this modern age.

More Powerful Than A Speeding Mammogram! (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.15.2012 | Black Voices

The battle against breast cancer just got some super power! Wonder Woman, Cat Woman, Storm and She-Hulk have teamed up to tackle breast cancer awar...

'Tis the Season for Breast Cancer Stories (Again?)

Susan M. Love | Posted 02.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan M. Love

Why do the media's breast cancer stories come all at once? As you read the multitude of articles and studies, make sure that you remember to ask the key questions in order to really understand the results and implications.

Pink Is Not the Only Color of the Rainbow

Jonathan Agin | Posted 02.08.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

Each year, come the end of September, you would think that pink is the only color in the rainbow. However, this tsunami of pink comes at a cost to many other causes.

What Is Victory? The Story of Breast Cancer and the NYC Marathon

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 01.23.2012 | Impact
Ellen Galinsky

The story of my niece, Sasha Rau, now 39 years old, running the 26.2 mile New York City Marathon in four hours, 25 minutes, and 58 seconds, two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer is such a triumph and inspirational story for all of us.

Are Single Women Singled Out At Work?

Melanie Notkin | Posted 01.16.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

How could a company supporting women's health founded by and for women not support a breast cancer survivor? Why is motherhood the only acceptable reason to leave the office before 6 p.m.?

Breast Cancer Awareness: Janae Veal On How She Beat Cancer

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 01.16.2012 | Women
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

Since my diagnosis, I've learned that femininity is not defined by your hair. I have even more confidence without it.

WARNING: Breast Cancer Awareness Month May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Fran Visco | Posted 01.15.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

We need the truth and not the hype about breast cancer and we need it 12 months a year.

Transform Breast Cancer Awareness Month to Breast Cancer Action Year Round

Carol J. Scott, M.D. | Posted 01.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Carol J. Scott, M.D.

Let's put the question on the table: "Does stress cause cancer?" Here are the details. There is a complex relationship between stress and any health problem.

Beyond Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Protecting Your Breast Friends

Latham Thomas | Posted 01.07.2012 | Black Voices
Latham Thomas

You have the power to reclaim your body, make your breasts you best friends and don't just think of them once a year when you're lacing your sneakers for a breast cancer walk or when you are going for a bra fitting.

Can Rehabilitation Prevent Cancer?

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 12.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Complementary and alternative treatments all have the potential to significantly reduce stress levels, and some can relieve pain and certain side effects of cancer treatment such as nausea.

Breast Cancer Awareness Should Be a Year-Round Event

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 12.27.2011 | Women
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Every 3 minutes -- about the time it takes you to listen to your favorite song -- someone is diagnosed with breast cancer. With 1 in 8 women now expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer, this disease has touched all of us in some way.

How The Stylelist Network Wears Pink

The Huffington Post | Sarah St. Lifer | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we asked the members of the Stylelist Network to show us their love for the color pink. Unsurprisingly,...

Dee Dee Ricks Bares Breasts on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Dee Dee Ricks is shameless, in a very good way. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, this single mother realized that her boys would not remember her if the disease progressed to a worst case scenario. And so she filmed every moment of her cancer battle.

Jokes For Your Next Mammogram

Marlo Thomas | Posted 12.26.2011 | Women
Marlo Thomas

The ability to laugh at something is the best way to get my anxiety off my chest (so to speak). So I was delighted last year, just before my annual mammogram date, when a friend sent me this very funny essay.

Why I Took a Pass On Pink

Courtney Cachet | Posted 12.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Courtney Cachet

While I admire how these "pink" marketing efforts have raised awareness and removed a little bit of the stigma that goes along with discussing cancer, I feel they have, to a certain degree, over-simplified a very serious topic.

Elizabeth Hurley On Breast Cancer Awareness And Remembering Male Patients

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Elizabeth Hurley kicks off the "Ready, Set Pink!" event at Bloomingdale's in New York City. Courtesy Photo Elizabeth Hurley doesn't mind using he...