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Breast Cancer Survivor

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

Samantha Golkin | Posted 07.16.2014 | 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.

What It's Really Like After Breast Cancer Treatment

Betsy Hnath | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
Betsy Hnath

As I look in my bathroom mirror even the skin made so angry from radiation is only a shade or two darker than the right. And yet there is not one part of my reflection that looks attractive to me. I wonder if I will ever turn the corner and begin to accept what I see.

New Swimwear Line Proves You Don't Need 2 Breasts To Look Sexy

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.29.2014 | Impact

"Who says you need two?" That's the question a group of breast cancer survivors and supporters are asking after founding "Monokini 2.0," a social a...

Fight Like A Girl: A Celebration of Life, the Journey to Becoming a Supernova

Kirk-Anthony Hamilton | Posted 07.21.2014 | Good News
Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

Many of us would be afraid to share what we had been through, but as you can see Brandy's list was courageous, ambitious, open and a very encouraging read on Christmas Eve.

10 Awesome Breast Cancer Gifts

Betsy Hnath | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Betsy Hnath

Cancer can take away so much, and yet nothing in my life has taught me more about myself -- or others.

Meds and Movement: My Breast Cancer Treatment Plan

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

While my decades of physical activity did not prevent my breast cancer, it did impart the enormous benefit of stamina throughout my treatment.

'Black Women, We Die Of This Disease When We Don't Have To'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.08.2014 | Black Voices

The threat of breast cancer is an indiscriminate one. Women --and some men -- of all colors shapes and sizes face the deadly disease everyday. But...

Breast Cancer Survivor: Facebook Took Down My Mastectomy Pictures

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.05.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After she had a mastectomy, breast cancer survivor Ann Marie Giannino-Otis posted moving photos on Facebook. She joins HuffPost Live to discuss why Fa...

'Love In The City' Star Shocks Friends With Cancer News

OWN | Posted 05.01.2014 | OWN

"Love in the City" star Tiffany Jones hasn't been shy about discussing her battle with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2005 at age 29, Tiffany underwent t...

She Got Devastating News Weeks Before Her Wedding

OWN | Posted 04.18.2014 | OWN

In the mid-2000s, Bershan Shaw was a thriving young woman living in New York City, pursuing her dream of being an actress. In between her acting gigs ...

Embracing Awkward

Paige Davis | Posted 06.09.2014 | 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, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

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 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?

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

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 05.09.2014 | 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 04.27.2014 | 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.