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Breast Cancer Awareness

Understanding the Definitive Pink Victory

Alyson Renaldo | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact
Alyson Renaldo

October 2012. We've been glowing pink all month, celebrating victories and being mindful of the need to eradicate breast cancer.

38-Foot Pink RV Delivers Hope for Breast Cancer

HooplaHa | Posted 12.23.2012 | Good News

The Hope Bus, a mobile wellness and resource center that also happens to be a glorious pink 37-foot RV, delivers programs, services and resources across Rhode Island and into Massachusetts.

Mammogram vs. Ultrasound: Which Is More Effective?

Posted 10.23.2012 | Black Voices

In what's being touted as the largest analysis of breast cancer screening methods for women under the age of 40, researchers at the Seattle Cancer Car...

Ta-Tas? Really?

AnnaKate Pitts | Posted 12.23.2012 | Teen
AnnaKate Pitts

There are common breast cancer awareness bumper stickers and T-shirts that state, "Save the the ta-tas." It is not called ta-ta cancer. It is called breast cancer, and it kills.

Finding Silver Linings During Breast Cancer

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

Pain and sadness are important and valuable feelings that need to be processed during and after any rotten experience. The beauty of Silver Linings is that they don't take away the rain. Rather, they provide an umbrella.

Two Bad Weeks for My Patients

Steven Teitelbaum | Posted 12.22.2012 | Style
Steven Teitelbaum

Your doctor won't force you to return to their office for a follow-up. Don't wait for your insurance company to send a town car to take you for a scan. You are responsible.

Is This the Best Way to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research?

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 12.22.2012 | Women
Hayley Rose Horzepa

By continuing to condone the use of this terminology in breast cancer awareness campaigns, women send the message that we're okay with the objectification of women and our "boobies."

Stars Who Have Battled Breast Cancer

Posted 10.21.2012 | Black Voices

Breast cancer affects women of all races and ethnicities, but unfortunately, it has disproportionately affected many women in the black community. ...

Why A Mastectomy Was The Best Choice For Me

Amy Curran Baker | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Curran Baker

I decided that I would undergo a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. I remember the frustration I felt at not having the mastectomy sooner. I wanted to fast track the whole thing. I wanted those things off yesterday.

Save the Ta-Tas, Save Women?

Jessica S. Holmes | Posted 12.19.2012 | Women
Jessica S. Holmes

"Save the ta-tas." The bumper sticker glared back at me as I made my morning commute to work as a breast cancer researcher, as if I needed reminding that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

WATCH: 'I Didn't Think That Men Could Get Breast Cancer'

Posted 10.19.2012 | Healthy Living

Harvey Singer was touched by breast cancer for the first time after his mother and sister were diagnosed one month apart. And later, Singer himself wa...

Why We All Need to Be Aware of Breast Cancer This Month

Cecilia Attias | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women
Cecilia Attias

We all have the power to equip ourselves with knowledge of the causes and symptoms of breast cancer, and October's Breast Cancer Awareness campaign does an excellent job of reminding us of just that.

Women Rely on Planned Parenthood for Critical Breast Health Care. Period.

Rachel B. Fleischer | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Rachel B. Fleischer

It's sad that Planned Parenthood opponents are playing politics with women's health, but it's also true that Planned Parenthood doctors and nurses will continue doing what they do best: providing basic and crucial health care for the women (and men) who need it.

My Story: ‘You Don’t Need A Lump To Have Breast Cancer’

Liesl Voosen Fields | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Liesl Voosen Fields

The pinking of October has brought much awareness to breast cancer, but this rare form -- Inflammatory Breast Cancer -- is still largely unknown and is often believed to be under-reported due to its late diagnosis.

Dee Dee Ricks -- An Education Continued: Making Patient Navigation a Household Word

Amy Palmer | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Palmer

You might have seen Dee Dee Ricks' documentary last year on HBO. Titled The Education of Dee Dee Ricks, it followed, with unwavering honesty, Dee Dee...

Mom Fights Breast Cancer With Acts of Kindness | Posted 10.17.2012 | Impact

Kim Jewett may have been diagnosed for the second time with breast cancer, but rather than dwell on it she has chosen “to inspire” instead. Thr...

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.