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Double Mastectomy

Breast Cancer Risk: Jolie Way Is Not the Only Way

Lauren Pecorino, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2013 | Science
Lauren Pecorino, Ph.D.

Celebrities often set trends: they show us what to wear, create hairstyles, and inspire tattoos. But when it comes to your health it is important to know the facts before joining a trend.

Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy Revelation Will Save Women's Lives

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 07.15.2013 | Celebrity
Bonnie Fuller

Angelina Jolie, you could have decided to be totally private about undergoing a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgeries. But that is not the woman you are.

Lisa Belkin

Today, I Feel Like Angelina Jolie | Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.14.2013 | Parents

Allison Gilbert is feeling a lot like Angelina Jolie today. Reading the film star’s Op-Ed piece in the New York Times this morning, about the de...

CNN Host: I Have Cancer

AP | Posted 07.14.2013 | Media

ATLANTA (AP) — CNN anchor Zoraida Sambolin says she has breast cancer and is getting a double mastectomy. Sambolin, who anchors CNN's...

Angelina Jolie Undergoes Preventive Double Mastectomy

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living

Actress Angelina Jolie has undergone a preventive double mastectomy, she revealed Tuesday in The New York Times. She wrote an opinion piece, titled...

Angelina Jolie: 'I Made A Decision To Have A Preventive Double Mastectomy' | Posted 07.13.2013 | Celebrity

MY MOTHER fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56. She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her ar...

Positive Margins, Positively Unacceptable: How We Can Help Women Get on the Road to Recovery After Breast Cancer Surgery

Susan Scanlan | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Scanlan

As a surviving sister in the breast cancer sorority, I look forward to the day when positive margins no longer stand in the way of a woman's safe and speedy path to recovery and remission.

The Reality Check Every Bride Needs

Bitchless Bride | Posted 03.05.2013 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

It's incredibly important to recognize that while you are busy, and quite possibly fixated on being a bride and planning your wedding, perhaps your friends and loved ones are planning and getting ready other life changing events, like a double mastectomy or even a birth.

Catherine Pearson

Are Breast Cancer Patients Too Quick To Have The Other Breast Removed? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.28.2012 | Women

Many breast cancer patients have their healthy breast removed along with the affected breast despite the relatively low risk of developing cancer in t...

Miss America Contestant To Undergo Double Mastectomy To Prevent Breast Cancer

Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living

Allyn Rose, the 24-year-old who will represent Washington, D.C., in the upcoming Miss America pageant, announced that she will undergo a double mastec...

Sharon Osbourne Undergoes Double Mastectomy After Finding She Has Breast Cancer Gene

Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living

Sharon Osbourne, wife of Ozzy Osbourne and a judge on "America's Got Talent," has announced that she has undergone a preventive double mastectomy beca...

Why A Mastectomy Was The Best Choice For Me

Amy Curran Baker | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Curran Baker

I decided that I would undergo a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. I remember the frustration I felt at not having the mastectomy sooner. I wanted to fast track the whole thing. I wanted those things off yesterday.

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.

A New Paradigm for Breast Cancer Treatment and Reconstruction

Michael Yaremchuk, M.D. | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Yaremchuk, M.D.

This year, almost 300,000 U.S. women will have been diagnosed with some form of breast cancer. A new trend in the treatment and rehabilitation with women diagnosed with breast cancer has evolved in many major medical centers.

Giuliana Rancic To Undergo Double Mastectomy: What Are The Challenges?

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.14.2011 | Healthy Living

UPDATE AS OF DEC. 14: E! News reports that Giuliana Rancic is doing well after her double mastectomy, and that the surgery was successful. She also un...

Surviving Breast Cancer, Heartbreak, And Depression

Alice Crisci | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alice Crisci

As I struggle to reinvent my life in the wake of breast cancer, financial ruin and clinical depression, I realize that what I need most is predictability, routine, familiarity.

Christina Applegate's Breasts: Hopefully, in Good Hands

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lauren Cahn

I had both of my breasts removed at age 36, following a diagnosis of breast cancer and in the six years that have followed, I have never ever, not for one nanosecond, looked back with even a modicum of regret.