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What To Say (Or Not To Say) To Someone With Breast Cancer

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

My intention with these suggestions is to acknowledge how breast cancer patients feel when (well-intended) things are said and to offer positive Silver Lined ways to interact with people who are coping with the dreaded disease.

Lots Of Tears With Less Than A Few Months To Live

Meredith Israel Thomas | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Meredith Israel Thomas

Three weeks ago I was walking in Cape Town, South Africa and three weeks later I was told I will be dead within weeks to a month or so. Life leaves us all with a lot of questions, but I know I don't blame anyone.

Me, My Boob, And I

Susan McBride | Posted 12.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan McBride

Will I ever take my health for granted again? No. That's why I get nervous every six months when I have my regular boobal check-ups and why I see my doctors whenever anything feels the slightest bit wonky.

7 Breast Cancer Breakthroughs That Benefit Black Women

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 11.19.2012 | Black Voices

What a difference a year makes. In 2011 it was estimated that 6,040 black women would die from breast cancer, outpacing their white counterparts in mo...

Everyone Has a Cancer Story: This Is Mine

Marg Helgenberger | Posted 09.20.2012 | Impact
Marg Helgenberger

I became an advocate in the fight against cancer as I saw how powerful my own mother was when her body was at its weakest. As she found the strength to fight, I found a greater sense of purpose in my responsibility as her daughter.

Top 10 Movies To Watch During Chemo

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

The two to three hours spent in chemo are absolutely no fun. There was a Silver Lining though, when I reminded myself that I could watch feel-good, no-brainer movies either on my laptop or iPad.

10 Years 'After' Breast Cancer

Lauren Cahn | Posted 10.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Why am I telling this story for what feels like the 100th time? Because I think it is important to recognize that I am just like you. I am not a hero. I am not particularly brave. If I could get through what I got through, then anyone can get through anything.

TDM-1 Mania

Nancy Davis | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Davis

It is so very unconscionable to falsely inspire the hopes of average humans like my father, my family, his friends, and my breast cancer community.

Oncology + Palliative Care = Winning Team

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

One big misnomer in our culture is that doctors (solely) develop a patient's plan of care. No. No. No. This could not be farther from the truth! Patients have a real responsibility to be fully engaged in the development (and revision) of a plan of care.

Why Cancer Treatment Is Fatally Flawed

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

While we cannot completely repair the physical and emotional damage inflicted by cancer, we should have higher expectations for the results of treatment.

Yoga May Help Breast Cancer Survivors

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

Current research reports that yoga practice can improve quality of life in women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Yoga can also help promote sleep, boost energy and improve mental health.

Decision Making in Breast Cancer

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

As a nurse and social worker, I have a unique perspective on decision making because I approach it "from the other side of the bed." I put my professional hat on and ponder: How would I handle this situation if I were counseling a patient?

Breast Cancer Breakthrough: Differences In Cancer Among Races, Possible New Therapies Explained

Posted 06.06.2012 | Black Voices

In the fight against one of the deadliest forms of breast cancer for black women -- triple-negative breast cancer -- researchers at the North Shore-LI...

FDA To Let Women Try New Breast Cancer Drugs Earlier

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO, June 3 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are moving the goal posts in testing new drugs for breast cancer in the hopes of giving more women with ...

Scientists Identify 10 Molecular Types of Breast Cancer -- How Long Until Progress Reaches the Clinic?

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 07.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

If confirmed, the observations in a recent paper could lead to smarter therapy for distinct breast cancer types.

Dear Nancy: A Letter to the Sister of Susan G. Komen

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 06.06.2012 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

If the recent past is any indication of Susan G. Komen's future, you must decide if your personal investment and that of your board members and executive team is more important than the success of the foundation.

What Your Mammogram Won't Tell You

Loren Ridinger | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Loren Ridinger

The madness started at the end of August when I discovered a lump in my breast. It wasn't the typical small lump that I have had before; this one was big, much bigger.

'Tis the Season for Breast Cancer Stories (Again?)

Susan M. Love | Posted 02.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan M. Love

Why do the media's breast cancer stories come all at once? As you read the multitude of articles and studies, make sure that you remember to ask the key questions in order to really understand the results and implications.

Natural Relief From Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects: Joint Pain

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

After breast cancer treatment, many women are prescribed aromatase inhibitors to prevent recurrence of estrogen sensitive tumors. These drugs can cause joint pain that leads many women to stop using them, thus increasing their risk of a recurrence.

What Is Victory? The Story of Breast Cancer and the NYC Marathon

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 01.23.2012 | Impact
Ellen Galinsky

The story of my niece, Sasha Rau, now 39 years old, running the 26.2 mile New York City Marathon in four hours, 25 minutes, and 58 seconds, two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer is such a triumph and inspirational story for all of us.

Why Being A Breast Cancer Advocate Is My Top Priority

Lisa Ling | Posted 12.13.2011 | Impact
Lisa Ling

Women need to take a more proactive approach to their health. It sounds so simple, but it's something a lot of women don't do. Maybe you don't have the time, you're not sure what to do, or you're uncomfortable talking about it. But we need to make our health a priority.

October Is the Time for Each of Us to Consider the Role We Can Play in Combating Breast Cancer

Dr. Jill Biden | Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jill Biden

2011-10-12-jfdjfjdklgjkfmvkfjkjfd.jpgOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and it's an important time to consider the role that each of us can and must play in combating this disease.

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Katreese Barnes: Breast Cancer Survivor, Two-Time Emmy Winner And So Much Bigger Than A D*ck In A Box | Trymaine Lee | Posted 12.10.2011 | Black Voices

CHICAGO — Katreese Barnes sat at the piano on the set of the "Rosie O’Donnell Show" late last week, playing for a group of producers trying to wor...

Why I'm Not 'Fighting' Breast Cancer

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 12.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

I still fervently believe that I have never been engaged in a fight with breast cancer. Has this been awful? Has this been a struggle? Has this been a long haul? Absolutely. But, I have still never engaged in a "fight."

8 New Inspiring Developments in the Fight Against Breast Cancer (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.03.2011 | Healthy Living

In the fight against any disease, there's always plenty of bad news to go around. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this year, however, we hav...