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The True Story This Fiction Writer Has To Tell Today

Elin Hilderbrand | Posted 06.12.2014 | Fifty
Elin Hilderbrand

Just like so many of my beautiful readers, I am facing a serious health crisis. I am anxious, I am scared, I have started crying every time my eldest son throws a strike from the pitcher's mound because life has changed in an instant and I fear, oh how I fear, I won't be around to see him pitch next year.

Shirley Temple and the Newest Information on Mammograms: What They Tell Women to Do

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Shirley Temple was one of the first celebrities to acknowledge having cancer and the first to crusade for breast cancer awareness and early diagnosis. She must always be remembered as an important cancer crusader.

'When We Join Together, We're Stronger Together'

Shari Holt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Shari Holt

I went in for my mammogram as usual, and the nurse stated that I would receive my results in the mail. A few weeks later, I received a letter from the hospital stating that they wanted me to come in for more testing.

I'll Take the Lumpectomy, a Small Dose of Chemo and a Side of Acupuncture, Please

Mailet Lopez | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Mailet Lopez

No one chooses cancer. It comes out of left field and forcefully throws you into battle, whether you're "prepared" or not. Now that I am five years cancer free, I have figured out what key steps helped me deal with all my choices, and they just may be able to help you, too.

Coming Out of The Cancer Closet

Nikki Weiss-Goldstein | Posted 09.09.2013 | Women
Nikki Weiss-Goldstein

Work was the only space in which I felt normal, the only place where I could retreat and not think about my diagnosis.

Catherine Pearson

Why I Said No To Mastectomy: Cancer Survivors On Living With The Breasts They Keep

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.28.2013 | Women

"I kept asking myself, in my gut, 'What do you think you should do?'" Sarah Ammerman, 33, faced a decision she'd never anticipated. Diagnosed with ...

Early Detection Options for Breast Cancer

Tory Zellick | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Tory Zellick

Conventional medicine advises that we start getting annual mammograms at age 40. And yet, as I have come to understand, mammograms have a difficult time detecting cancer in small, dense, young breast tissue.

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.

Can You Hear Me? Women and Their Doctors Talking About Surgery to Prevent Breast Cancer

Mark E. Robson, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark E. Robson, M.D.

Women with breast cancer should be helped to clearly understand what can and cannot be achieved by prophylactic bilateral mastectomy and the potentially significant risks of the procedure. Doctors, in turn, should accept that a reduction in fear is a worthwhile goal in cancer treatment.

I Set a World Record and Swam the English Channel -- Four Months After Breast Cancer Surgery

Amanda Mercer | Posted 12.12.2012 | Women
Amanda Mercer

"I discussed your desire to swim the Channel with the doctors on the tumor review board, and I'm sorry, but no one believes that you will be able to do it. The fatigue from the chemo will be too great." I looked at my husband and thought they don't know me.

Breast Cancer Surgery -- Ignorance of Anatomy, Not a Dearth of Guidelines

Susan M. Love | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan M. Love

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that nearly one in four women who have a lumpectomy to treat their breast cancer require another surgery to remove additional tissue.

Appreciating Life In The Face Of Cancer

Andrea Paine | Posted 08.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Paine

I'm sure that many cancer patients have similar stories to mine. The details and diagnosis may differ, but the circumstances around how they are informed that they have cancer are the same.

Losing Breast Not Always Best For Cancer Patients

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

BARCELONA, Spain — New research suggests that women with gene mutations that predispose them to breast cancer might not pay a huge price in surv...

Video: Conserving the Breast in the Removal of Cancer

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

The aim of surgery is to remove all of the cancer in the breast. The initial pioneering operation was a quadrantectomy. This proved to be very successful but was a deforming operation.