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Breast Cancer Survivor

Embracing Awkward

Paige Davis | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Paige Davis

Despite the paranoia, emotion and disorientation, all the good stuff and lessons learned are slowly but surely inching their way into my consciousness. I feel more lighthearted. I feel more present and loving. I enjoy my time with others and myself on an entirely new level.

What Happens in Vegas... Is Exposed!

Nancy M. Cappello | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello

One can hardly talk about Las Vegas without including the word "breasts" to describe some of the razzle-dazzle scantily-clad entertainment. Bombarded...

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

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 03.10.2014 | 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?

With Age Comes Wisdom: Middle Age for the Breast Cancer Movement

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

And as we sharpen our focus on the researchers who will deliver tomorrow's breakthroughs, we in the breast cancer movement must remain committed to supporting the women and men affected by breast cancer today, and especially the low-income, uninsured and medically underserved people who need our help.

A Breast Cancer Journey: Pink Lemonade

Kathy Jackoway | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathy Jackoway

I was out on a local trail five days after my surgery, and two weeks after, I climbed 10,069-foot Mt. Baldy. I climbed it again two weeks after my oophorectomy, because that's what I do on Sundays. It was also my way of flipping the bird to breast cancer.

Why I'm Embarrassed to Say 'I'm a Stay-at-Home Mom'

Lisa Masters | Posted 04.07.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

I feel like I've lost my independence along with some (most) of my self-confidence. I want to be able to take care of myself and my son. And, quite honestly, I still have some ambition left. I want a meaningful career (where I get paid in U.S. dollars).

Why This Breast Cancer Survivor Doesn't Want To Be Called Brave

Posted 01.31.2014 | Healthy Living

When novelist and filmmaker Allison Gryphon was diagnosed with breast cancer, friends kept telling her the same thing -- that she was brave. It's a co...

The 4 Stages Of Breast Cancer Recovery

Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

By Kelly Corrigan Seven years ago, Kelly Corrigan called a truce with cancer—only to discover that, in important ways, she was still in the...

Invisible in a Corner

Lara Huffman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Women
Lara Huffman

Breast cancer took my mother, and it likely took away my ability to ever become a mother. Before you might think, "You can just adopt," just don't.

Physicians Need to Help Women Close the Knowledge Gap About Breast Cancer Treatment Options

Catheryn Yashar, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Catheryn Yashar, M.D.

While Jolie's decision was the right one for her based on her circumstances, breast cancer treatment requires customized, individualized decision making.

My Lolly's Locks Experience

Deb Donatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Deb Donatti

My name is Deb Donatti. I am a 47-year-old mother of three, married for almost 25 years... and at the end of July 2013, I found out I have invasive breast cancer.

Life After Breast Cancer

Joni Eareckson Tada | Posted 10.31.2013 | Religion
Joni Eareckson Tada

I once heard someone say that human beings naturally lean toward cowardice and fear - you hang around someone who's afraid, and it will breed fear. Spend time with someone who is cowardly and you begin to feel timid and cowardly too.

My Boyfriends Back

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Women today have the benefit of being educated than ever before. And -- increasingly -- women these days realize that breast cancer is not a death sentence.

A Tale of Three (and a Half) Foobs: Two Cancer Survivors Tell Their Mastectomy Stories

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Joanna_Montgomery

Most women have a love/hate relationship with their breasts. And then there's the cruelest joke of all. "The girls," those beautiful bumps we could hardly wait to grow, try to kill us. We hear the four words that change us forever: you have breast cancer.

Inked With Pink Victory

Alyson Renaldo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Alyson Renaldo

This author is among those fortunate to report that after a double mastectomy and a second recurrence of breast cancer, my aunt, is again cancer free.

6 Movies to Chase Away the Blues

Alice Hoffman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Alice Hoffman

During times of sorrow, there are certain films that always help us to escape, at least for about ninety minutes. Sometimes movies really are the best medicine.

Please Stop Bashing Pinkwashers and the NFL

Lisa Masters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

I don't care if they make a profit. I don't care if they make a huge profit. I don't care if they make a tiny profit. I don't care if some of them make no profit at all as long as October remains pink.

Breast Cancer: Sara I'm Pissed!

Lisa Masters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

I've posted before that I see October as the color pink. I still do but there are many whose hearts bleed red across this sea of pink and see October as black.

A Secret Fear Teaches Me an Ugly Truth About 'Awareness'

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Debbie Woodbury

Lining other people's pockets in the name of breast cancer will not save our sisters living with metastatic cancer. Only research will do that.

22 Ways To Help A Friend With Breast Cancer

Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living

By Anne Krueger Whether your friend or family member is newly diagnosed or in the midst of treatment, she's unlikely to be wowed by vague offers ...

WATCH: Breast Cancer Survivor's Poignant Time-Lapse Video

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 10.02.2013 | Women

This is what a year of breast cancer treatment looks like. When Jersey City-based writer Emily Helck was diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 20...

Giuliana Rancic: How My Diet Changed After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living

Giuliana Rancic, the famous co-anchor of E! News, opened up to HuffPost Live’s Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani about her “Save Lids To Save Lives” c...

October: Color Me Pink!

Lisa Masters | Posted 11.18.2013 | Women
Lisa Masters

I now see October as PINK. I envision rows of white cupcakes with pink butter cream icing. After all, I was diagnosed October 4th. For me, October 4th has become my second birthday and I celebrate that day every year.

It Is Time to Work Together!

Susan M. Love | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan M. Love

Only by working together will we ever be able to achieve the overriding goal we all share -- a future without breast cancer!

The Wonders of Reconstructed Boobs!

Lisa Masters | Posted 11.03.2013 | Women
Lisa Masters

Growing up, I was in constant denial regarding the size of my bra. I swore that I wore a 36C, when in actuality, it was more like a 38DD. Since I underwent breast cancer reconstruction my life has changed in many ways with my new set of breasts -- most of them good.