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Breast Cancer Awareness

My Cancer Isn't Pink -- So Why Do You Want It To Be?

Erika Lade | Posted 12.17.2012 | Women
Erika Lade

I was suddenly spurned out into the churning, frenetic nature of Manhattan with beguiling news. I had cancer. And pretty bad, too.

Why This Mississippi Farmer Wants Attention For The 1 Percent

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.17.2012 | Fifty

For years, Dale Pillow knew he had a hard lump under his left breast but he didn't think much about it. Breast cancer was a woman's disease, he figure...

Flash Mob Reminds New Yorkers to 'Feel Your Boobies'

HooplaHa | Posted 12.16.2012 | Good News

A chain of 700 bras certainly got people passing through Union Square Park to take notice and remember, "if you got them, you got to check them!" Watch our behind-the-scenes video of the entire flash mob!

Dating After Breast Cancer

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 12.16.2012 | Women
SidneyAnne Stone

Many of us are young, single and have our whole lives ahead of us -- dating, sex and love should not be off the table.

Does This Cancer Make My Butt Look Big?

Holly Robinson | Posted 12.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

Whether Elsie dies from cancer or not, she has beaten it. It has not beaten her. She has seen her own mortality and embraced it. She has allowed herself to be open and vulnerable and therefore closer to people she knows.

When You First Meet Your Spouse, Who Thinks About the Possibility of Breast Cancer?

Melissa Chapman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Parents
Melissa Chapman

I wanted so desperately to start a family with this man -- to produce little people who were essentially products of our love. Hearing the very sobering news that part of his DNA could cause our daughter to experience any type of pain in the future, well, it's painful for me to even type.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 'There Is Hope After A Breast Cancer Diagnosis'

Eloise Caggiano | Posted 12.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Eloise Caggiano

When I think back to the fear and uncertainty I felt after being diagnosed, I also think about all that I've learned from this experience. I've learned how something good can come out of something bad.

Do You Get Mammograms? (POLL)

Posted 10.17.2012 | MarloThomas

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I Set a World Record and Swam the English Channel -- Four Months After Breast Cancer Surgery

Amanda Mercer | Posted 12.12.2012 | Women
Amanda Mercer

"I discussed your desire to swim the Channel with the doctors on the tumor review board, and I'm sorry, but no one believes that you will be able to do it. The fatigue from the chemo will be too great." I looked at my husband and thought they don't know me.

Two College Women Who Had Breast Cancer Share Their Stories

Her Campus | Posted 12.11.2012 | College
Her Campus

You may already know that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What you may not realize is that breast cancer isn't just for women in their 40s and 50s or older.

PHOTOS: 14 BCA Fashion Finds That Are NOT Pink

Posted 10.12.2012 | Black Voices

It's almost halfway through October, so you've most likely been flooded with Breast Cancer Awareness Month products dipped in some variation (fuchsia,...

The Boys Who Bike for Breast Cancer: The Bicycle Diaries, Part 2

Lauren Cahn | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

In "The Bicycle Diaries," I profiled Neil and Jesse, their mission and their motivation. More than a month into their ride, and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I am providing an update on their journey.

How To Survive Your Next Mammogram

Marlo Thomas | Posted 12.11.2012 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

Cancer is a very serious matter, and mammograms can save lives. But really, is there any medical procedure that conjures up such a mixed bag of emotions -- dread, fear, resignation and even embarrassment?

Breast Cancer Awareness: Lessons of Love

Maytal Schmidt | Posted 12.10.2012 | Women
Maytal Schmidt

I still remember the day I found out.

Would You Show Off Your Mastectomy?

Posted 10.10.2012 | Women

By Jessica Ashley This article first appeared on I am afraid of my breasts. I haven't always been and I don't want to be. But over ti...

The Little C

Sarah Albertson-Corkery | Posted 12.10.2012 | Women
Sarah Albertson-Corkery

I did it for a lot of good reasons, but most of all for Lucy. This affects her now too. My surgery is Oct. 10. It's one day before she turns 6. Hopefully, I'll be coming home that day. She said it's okay because I'll probably be bringing her a present, "as long as it's light" she added.

Superfoods For Breast Health

Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living

We all know that cancer isn't caused by any one factor. Instead, a collection of influences -- genetics, environmental exposure, lifestyle factors lik...

How Breast Cancer Changed My Life

Susan Berger | Posted 12.09.2012 | Impact
Susan Berger

I credit breast cancer for allowing me to have the career I always wanted. A diagnosis of cancer is a frightening, life-altering event. It can also be the start of a whole new life.

Saving Boobies, Killing Bad Guys -- It's a Win-Win

Tony Phillips | Posted 12.09.2012 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

Only in America, can you take a bright pink .22-caliber handgun to the firing range to show all your buddies that you're an evolved, sensitive citizen who promotes breast cancer awareness and enjoys blowing things to hell and gone.

Ten Things Wrong With the Pink Ribbon

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 12.09.2012 | Women
Nancy Stordahl

What's wrong with the pink ribbon anyway? I've been asked this question more than a few times. It seems like a fair question, so I thought I'd share some thoughts about why the pink ribbon has lost its appeal to many, including me.

Are You Aware How LITTLE Has Changed in Breast Cancer in 25 Years?

Fran Visco | Posted 12.09.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

Twenty-five years ago, I sat in my doctor's office and heard these words: You have breast cancer. That was in 1987, when the world's population reached five billion, a gallon of gas was 89 cents, Ronald Reagan was president and the FDA approved AZT for AIDS.

A 20-Year Dream to Eradicate Breast Cancer

Maureen Case | Posted 12.08.2012 | Impact
Maureen Case

My doctor told me, "You have a little, little, little cancer." I was shocked. It didn't run in my family -- I even took the gene test, and I do not have the gene either.

Gun Club Offers Breast Cancer-Themed Shooting Event To Raise Money For Komen Foundation

Posted 10.09.2012 | Women

The Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) has announced its second annual Shoot for the Cure next Sunday. The event will benefit the Susan G. Komen ...

Teen Suspended For Pink Hair Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted 10.08.2012 | Education

South Carolina mother Denise Sargent is upset that her daughter Rheanne was suspended for dying her hair pink to support National Breast Cancer Awaren...

Me, My Boob, And I

Susan McBride | Posted 12.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan McBride

Will I ever take my health for granted again? No. That's why I get nervous every six months when I have my regular boobal check-ups and why I see my doctors whenever anything feels the slightest bit wonky.