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How Breast Cancer Impacted My Sexuality

Diana M. Raab | Posted 12.08.2014 | 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.

Ebola: A Warning That We Need to Vaccinate Ourselves...From Excessive Fear.

David Ropeik | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

Even just worrying too much, for too long, can be a risk, a BIG one. Worrying, biologically, is stress, and chronic stress (lasting more than several days) raises our blood pressure and heart rate, weakens our immune system, and interferes with normal neurotransmitter production.

The Irresponsibility of the NYT, Peggy Orenstein and Why You Must Mammogram

Tara L. Meltzer | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women
Tara L. Meltzer

Breast cancer was never a part of the language of my life. It didn't lurk in the corners of my childhood or adolescence. And when stories cropped up in my adult years, they belonged to someone else; friends of friends or the mother, aunt or sister of so-and-so.

The Mammography Muddle

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Mammography specifically, and cancer screening in general, is often something of a muddle. We should acknowledge the trade-offs, work toward better screening methods, and in the interim -- muddle through.

'You Should Apologize for Saying You Had Cancer (Because The New York Times Says it Probably Wasn't Cancer)'

Laura Zigman | Posted 02.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Zigman

I'm not a doctor, but from what I was told, and from all that I've read over the years, cancer is cancer.

Breast Cancer's Other Survivors

Laura Goldstein | Posted 01.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Goldstein

Questioning whether early detection does more harm than good sometimes makes me feel like a traitor to the pink-ribbon sisterhood, and I take some comfort in the fact that public opinion is finally catching up with me.

Wanda Sykes Diagnosed With DCIS Breast Cancer: What Is It?

Posted 11.26.2011 | Black Voices

Not all breast cancer is created equal. When comedienne Wanda Sykes opened up about her battle with the disease last week, she named ductal carcinoma ...

Video: A Clinical Trial Explaining DCIS

Kathy Plesser, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Plesser, MD

Since all DCIS is not the same as regards malignant potential, Dr. Shelley Hwang describes a clinical trial that will hopefully provide some answers.

Elizabeth Edwards And Us: Lessons In Resilience

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Elizabeth Edwards is more than just a victim. She's also a powerful champion for women's health care and cancer issues. This is where my story intersects with hers.

Cancer is a Bitch: An Interview with Author Gail Konop Baker

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Gail Konop Baker: "Receiving a cancer diagnosis is like being forced to walk through fire. It isn't something you choose. It isn't something you can conjure in your mind."