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Breast Cancer Survivor

Surviving Ain't Easy

Lori Lee | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Lori Lee

Surviving narrows focus and strengthens resolve. Surviving comes with added responsibilities and can at times, become quite tiring. But the advantage is a clearer picture; an unobstructed view of the good stuff that has always surrounded us.

The Healing Power of Tattoos to Breast Cancer Survivors

Julie Barnes | Posted 10.31.2014 | Women
Julie Barnes

In 2013, Noel Franus founded P.ink, which stands for "personal ink," an organization that helps breast cancer survivors who have undergone mastectomies and breast reconstruction by connecting them with a tattoo artist. The artist works with the survivor to create tattoo designs to cover and hide scar tissue from such operations.

Did You Look Beyond the Pink This Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

Amy Heinz | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Heinz

Don't simply donate to the cause. Be a crusader for you own cause. Know your breasts. Take note of changes. Trust your instincts. And, should you ever hear the dreaded words she did, "You have cancer," know that you're not alone.

This Man Does 2,000 Nipple Tattoos A Year For Breast Cancer Survivors

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.31.2014 | Women

One tattoo artist is using his talents to help breast cancer survivors who have undergone a mastectomy. In a HuffPost Live interview on Oct. 30, V...

3 Breast Cancer Survivors: Stories on Faith, Hope and Purpose

Vanessa Cunningham | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Cunningham

I was moved to showcase these women in hopes that women would draw strength, courage, and hope from these stories.

This Woman's Post-Cancer Transformation Was 33 Years In The Making

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living

Every breast cancer survivor's journey to accept his or her post-cancer body is different. For this survivor, it took 33 years to decide she was final...

I Am Not My Nipples

Kayla Redig | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kayla Redig

Who knew that nipples were such a huge part of being human -- I wasn't aware that my femininity relied on two little pink bumps.

The Worst Thing You Can Do When Diagnosed With Cancer

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 10.24.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

When something 'bad' happens to us, we often second-guess the reasons. Eight years ago, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, the first thing I did was start beating myself up. I must have 'caused' this disease myself. In my mind, I went over a litany of things I could have done wrong, a list that escalated as I learned more and more about the disease.

I Survived Breast Cancer Myself, But Now I'm Afraid I Passed the Gene to My Kids

Betsy Hnath | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Betsy Hnath

Now when I see the traits we have in common I secretly apologize, sure that the more features we share, the more likely we share the BRCA2 also. "I'm so sorry," I whisper, tears welling, gazing at my daughter who looks most like me. "I didn't mean it."

Why Are Black Women Dying of Breast Cancer, Even Though More White Women Are Diagnosed?

Tiffany Denee Jones | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Denee Jones

Statistically, black women are more likely to die of breast cancer than white women, even though more white women are diagnosed with it. Heartbreakingly, one of the reasons for this is fear.

What Surviving Breast Cancer At 27 Taught Me About Wrinkles

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 10.20.2014 | Women
Sarah Thebarge

I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 27 years old. If you'd told me then, in the exam room where I first received my diagnosis, that I'd live long enough to get laugh lines around my eyes, or creases along my lips, I would've cried tears of relief.

Breast Cancer: Survivors' Wisdom for the Newly Diagnosed

Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana

Being diagnosed with any disease or illness is life altering. It is normal to experience a wide range of emotions and thought processes as the news settles in. For the incredible women highlighted in this post, being diagnosed with breast cancer changed their lives forever, and in ways they could not imagine.

Dating NED

Molly Lindquist | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Molly Lindquist

And then NED came into my life. No Evidence of Disease. While I completely respect and embrace my friends who identify themselves as "survivors," that word has always left more questions than answers for me. So I decided to date NED.

Do Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns Downplay The Disease?

Deseret News | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact

With glib slogans like, "Set the tatas free," National No Bra Day's aim is, according to related breast cancer awareness campaign Save the Tatas, "to ...

Two Sisters Create A Product To Help Breast Cancer Survivors Post-Mastectomy -- After Undergoing The Surgery Themselves

Posted 10.08.2014 | MarloThomas

"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

How Breast Cancer Impacted My Sexuality

Diana M. Raab | Posted 10.08.2014 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Breast cancer affects one in eight women in the United States who live to be 80 years old. The mortality rate is nearly nineteen percent. If you are a woman over the age of 40, I urge you to have your mammograms. Thirteen years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and if it was not for mammograms, I might not be alive today.

What I Want You to Do This October And Every Month

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 10.03.2014 | Women
Heidi Mulligan Walker

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so this blog post is my public service announcement to everyone out there to make your health care a priority.

I Believe a Dream Saved My Life: A Tale of Breast Cancer Detection

DreamsCloud | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
DreamsCloud

By DreamsCloud Sunni Ingalls had a dream that may have saved her life. In November 2011, Ingalls awoke from a vivid dream in which she was runnin...

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.

What It's Really Like After Breast Cancer Treatment

Betsy Hnath | Posted 08.25.2014 | 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...