Stress Management May Have Long-Term Benefits For Cancer Survivors by Carolyn Gregoire

The Huffington Post March, 2015   Going through a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment can be one of the most stressful events that a woman ever has to face. Learning to cope with that stress can carry benefits not only in the early stages of recovery, but also years down […]

To Celebrate Life for Breast Cancer Survivors

Bay Area breast cancer organization raises funds to help people battling the disease Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate. Virtually everyone has been touched by it in some way. Maybe you’ve just been diagnosed, or you’re a long-time survivor. Or maybe it’s your mother, sister, best friend…or even your dad who has […]

To Molly Ivins, With Love ….

Molly was the quintessential kick-ass investigative reporter who loved to poke fun at the Repubs, especially George W. She was fiery, feisty, and noisy.  She possessed an outrageous honesty and humor as she held to her highest standards for truth-telling and calling it just exactly as she saw it. She was an original who inspired generations […]

What You Need to Know if You Have Breast Implants by Denise Grady

The New York Times May 14, 2017 Nearly all the cases of lymphoma have been linked to textured implants like the one shown here.CreditSouthern Illinois University/Science Source Nearly every case of the rare cancer that has been linked to breast implants — anaplastic large-cell lymphoma — involves those with a […]

Fighting Cancer In A Country Without A Word For It

Philippa Kibugu-Decuir aims to prevent breast cancer deaths in East Africa using a survivor’s most powerful weapon: knowledge. By Kellie M. Walsh March 15, 2017 Teaching is, and always has been, Philippa Kibugu-Decuir’s calling: from the time she was a little girl giving lessons to her playmates, to her combined 28 […]

Who Needs Another Cancer? by Susan Gubar

Living with Cancer The New York Times WELL March 2, 2017 “No thanks, I already have cancer,” I said to the radiologist. Since the magnified images of calcifications in my right breast looked neither obviously benign nor obviously malignant, he had just recommended a biopsy. Even after I explained that […]

How Exercise May Lower Breast Cancer Risk by Alexandra Sifferlin

Time Magazine May 8, 2013   Breaking a sweat does more for your body than just trim your waistline. Exercise may lower a woman’s risk for breast cancer and researchers are finding out why. Scientists from the University of Minnesota in St. Paul conducted a study of 391 inactive, healthy, premenopausal women […]

Breast Cancer

Source: American Cancer Society February, 2013 Breast cancer is a malignant (cancer) tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. It is found mostly in women, but men can get breast cancer, too. Here we will only talk about breast cancer in women. You can learn more about breast […]

Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer by Peggy Orenstein

  The New York Times Magazine April 25, 2013   I used to believe that a mammogram saved my life. I even wrote that in the pages of this magazine. It was 1996, and I had just turned 35 when my doctor sent me for an initial screening — a […]