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4 Reasons Why I Don't Want To Lose My Breasts

Debra Jenkins | Posted 12.01.2014 | Women
Debra Jenkins

Somehow, I had the impression that an elective mastectomy was different, less invasive than one performed when cancer is present. I convinced myself that the surgery would be more like the cosmetic breast reduction I had four years ago.

How Breast Cancer Can Affect Fertility

Dr. Angeline Beltsos | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Angeline Beltsos

According to the American Cancer Society, there will be 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in 2014. Of those diagnoses, the majorit...

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...

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

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 12.06.2014 | 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...

Skirting the Issue: Breast Cancer and Dress Size

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

This is not a substitute for screening by mammography. But these findings may provide the women not getting screened with a simple and easily understood message: Taking note of your skirt size may save your life.

Genetic Testing for All Women? Not a Solution to the Breast Cancer Epidemic

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Karuna Jaggar

Genetic testing is complex, and brings with it a wide range of medical, ethical and scientific issues -- despite years of medical training, even many physicians don't fully understand all the complexity involved.

They Did It: They Got Mammograms Together

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 10.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

I go to the doctor alone, as do all my friends. We are a tight-knit group going back over 20 years; I can tell you all their clothing and shoe sizes, yet I don't know the names of most of their doctors. But of all things, medical care for LGBT people should absolutely be a community activity.

Listen Up, Guys: You Can Get Breast Cancer, Too

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Men may not realize it, but they can get breast cancer, too. In a HuffPost Live conversation on Wednesday, Dr. Mark David Pearlman explained that ...

Know Your Risk: Breast Cancer, Family History and Testing BRCA Negative

Samantha Golkin | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Samantha Golkin

It was knowing my risks and being vigilant that saved me from the spread of breast cancer, saved me from extensive treatments and saved my life.

50 Years After Rachel Carson: There's Still Hope

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

Rachel Carson died half a century ago from breast cancer, but her words about nature and humanity still ring true today.

Mother's Day and Birthdays: A Wish for Young Women

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

I am concerned that, when it comes to sharing what we know with our daughters, we face a challenge we did not anticipate.

Women Changing the Way We Think About Our Boobs: Mary Ann Wasil

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

At 39-years-old, Mary Ann was a mother of three and found a lump on her breast. After her diagnosis, she required immediate chemotherapy. How does a woman like herself end up with an organization that not only empowers women, but is changing the way we think about breast health?

How Running Helped Me Get My Life Back

Lara Huffman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Lara Huffman

Running has been the last step I needed to take for my recovery from breast cancer. I am in the best shape of my life, and I'm not talking about post-cancer shape.

Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know

Joy Kosak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Joy Kosak

Breastfeeding isn't just good for babies; it boasts many health advantages for moms, too. One benefit, especially noteworthy during October for Breastfeeding Awareness Month, is the reduced risk of breast cancer in breastfeeding moms.

What I Learned From Being Diagnosed With Breast Cancer at Age 27

Nicole Seagriff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Nicole Seagriff

When turning 27 years old, you expect some major life changes to take place. For some, it's a job promotion. For others, it's marriage or the birth of a child. For me, it was cancer. Just two weeks after my 27th birthday, I was unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer.

Ask the Mutant: If I Could Turn Back Time

Eva Moon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Eva Moon

If I could alter the roll of the genetic dice that gave me the BRCA1 mutation -- never experience agonies of fear waiting for biopsy results, not face the wrenching decision to give up my breasts and ovaries, endure 22 hours of surgeries, months of recovery and 60 inches of scars -- Would I?

One Gap That's Closing Between Black Women And Whites Isn't Anything To Cheer About

Posted 10.04.2013 | Black Voices

An estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 39,620 breast cancer deaths are expected to occur among U.S. women in 2013. And according...

Health Interrupted: 3 Steps to Owning Your Health Now

Fatima Scipio | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Fatima Scipio

A week before my wedding, I received a call from my doctor and was told they "saw something" and I needed to get a biopsy! My biopsy was scheduled for a week after my wedding. No honeymoon, Just a trip to the doctor to find out what was going on inside of me.

Breast Cancer and Your GI Tract: Part 1

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

In order to have a meaningful discussion, we need to get into some of the details. I promise it won't be as difficult as my med school biochemistry course!

Your Mom Had Cancer -- Should You Be Worried?

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Just because your mom had breast cancer does not mean that you will be struck with breast cancer as well. The causes of cancer are complex.

On Angelina and Unknown Genes

Linsey Maughan | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Linsey Maughan

Yes, a double mastectomy and life-changing concerns about cancer have become a part of both Angelina Jolie's and my realities. Unlike Jolie, I was diagnosed with cancer, and a mastectomy of my left breast had been imperative, a non-negotiable.

What To Make Of New Breast Cancer Research On Black Women

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 06.03.2013 | Black Voices

CHICAGO -- New research suggests that bad genes may be responsible for more breast cancer cases in black women than has been previously known. About 1...

Breast Cancer Marker Highlighted By Angelina Jolie 'Surprisingly Common' Among Blacks, Study Finds

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 06.03.2013 | Black Voices

CHICAGO -- Gene flaws that raise the risk of breast cancer are surprisingly common in black women with the disease, according to the first comprehensi...

Ask the Mutant: Take Two Limericks and Call Me in the Morning

Eva Moon | Posted 07.28.2013 | Women
Eva Moon

In the end, we all just want to feel whole again. I'm short a few body parts, embroidered with scars and more joyful than I ever expected to be. I can see a future with me in it. Writing and sharing limericks was a small thing, but it made a big difference.

'Who Are You To Judge Me For It?'

Eva Moon | Posted 07.23.2013 | Women
Eva Moon

Who is the real you? The happy, focused, vital woman who made the drastic choice to "mutilate herself" and then move on? Or the physically intact, "natural" woman who lives in dread of the next round of surveillance?