Posts tagged "breast cancer"

Woman Battling Breast Cancer Criticized For Tweeting & Blogging About Her Illness

The New York Times’ Bill Keller and his wife Emma Gibley Keller (in the UK’s Guardian — which has since been removed) have criticized a woman named Lisa Bonchek Adam, a blogger…

Jessica Wakeman | January 13, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Man Wears Pink Tutu All Over The World To Support His Wife With Cancer (VIDEO)

Few things in life are ever guaranteed. We would all like to believe that we have forever with our spouses and that no one will ever get sick and die.

The Stir | December 12, 2013 - 1:50 pm

It’s Time To Cry: Photographer Captures Wife’s Battle With Breast Cancer

Angelo and Jennifer Merendino were married only five short months when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Angelo decided to catalog his wife’s treatment through his photographs, which he posted…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 24, 2013 - 4:30 pm

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Doesn’t Want Your Motorboating Money, Bros

You may recall the skeevy dudes of YouTube channel Simple Pickup who managed to persuade more than 100 women to be motorboated to raise funds for breast cancer research. Well,…

Ami Angelowicz | October 22, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Cancer Survivor & Ironman Competitor Michele Prieve Wilkinson

When life threw Michele Prieve Wilkinson a curveball with a breast cancer diagnosis, she chose positivity. A survivor in more ways than one, she just completed her second Ironman Wisconsin…

Claire Hannum | October 9, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Rebecca Romijn Introduces The Hand Bra For Breast Cancer Awareness

Ah, the Hand Bra: I know it well. Granted, I am more familiar with the Rachel Krause Hand Bra than the Rebecca Romijn Hand Bra, but a Hand Bra is…

Rachel Krause | October 9, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Pennsylvania Court Lifts The Ban On “I Heart Boobies” Bracelets

“Boobies” isn’t a bad word, especially when it’s being used to promote a breast cancer awareness campaign. A judge in Pennsylvania seems to think so, too, which is why he…

Julie Gerstein | August 6, 2013 - 11:20 am

Was Angelina Jolie ‘Duped’ By Doctors Into Thinking She Needed A Mastectomy?

Was Angelina Jolie duped into an unnecessary double mastectomy by greedy surgeons who just wanted to mutiliate her for no other reason than to cash in on the expensive procedure? Such is…

The Stir | May 16, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Brad Pitt Emotional Over Angelina Jolie’s Mastectomy Decision

“I’m quite emotional about it, of course. She could have stayed absolutely private about it and I don’t think anyone would have been none the wiser with such good results.

Julie Gerstein | May 15, 2013 - 10:20 am

Breast Cancer & Genetics: A Conversation With A Cancer Genetic Counselor About Angelina Jolie & What You Can Do To Protect Yourself

In the wake of Angelina Jolie’s stunning double mastectomy news, we wanted to speak with a genetic counselor to find out a little bit more about how Angelina Jolie –…

Julie Gerstein | May 14, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Angelina Jolie Reveals She’s Had A Double Mastectomy To Prevent Breast Cancer

In a stunning New York Times op-ed piece, Angelina Jolie revealed that she’d recently had a double mastectomy. The actress and mother of 6 revealed that she’d considered the procedure…

Julie Gerstein | May 14, 2013 - 8:10 am

Breast Cancer Survivors Tell Their Stories Through Mastectomy Tattoos

Perhaps you missed this, but last week, Facebook was in a tizzy over a topless photo of a breast cancer survivor showing off her chest tattoo. The piece was meant…

Julie Gerstein | March 5, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Girl Talk: How I’ve Turned Having Breast Cancer Into A Blessing

Did you know that about 10,000 “young” women will get breast cancer this year? I do now. I am one of them.

It all started while my boyfriend…

Dena Stern | February 11, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Miss America Contestant Says She’ll Get A Double Mastectomy Even If She Wins

For all the talk about Miss America being a “scholarship program,” we all know that at its essence, it’s still more a beauty contest than anything else. And even though the definition…

The Stir | January 13, 2013 - 11:30 am

A Well-Deserved Medal For Kicking Cancer’s Ass

Boing Boing co-editor Xeni Jardin was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and started treatment–a brutal trifecta of chemo, surgery, and radiation–in January. When she finally finished, her friend Michael…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 17, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Chris O’Dowd Stars In Bizarre, Objectifying Topless Trampoline Breast Cancer Awareness PSA

This breast cancer PSA raises awareness the same way that naked models for PETA raise awareness about veganism — which is to say, not at all, really.  It’s a shame…

Jessica Wakeman | September 19, 2012 - 5:00 pm

A Look At Just How Difficult It Is To Get A Pap Smear In Texas

In the video above, RH Reality Check Texas reporter Andrea Grimes — the same Andrea Grimes who writes our “Hitched” column every week! — calls dozens of Texas-funded Women’s…

Daley Quinn | September 7, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Kellie Pickler Shaves Her Head To Support A Friend Undergoing Chemotherapy

Country star Kellie Pickler (right) shaved off her signature bright blond hair yesterday to show support for her childhood friend Summer Holt Miller, a 36-year-old mother of two who was…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 5, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Judy Blume Is Battling Breast Cancer

Oh, no! Beloved young adult author Judy Blume has revealed on her personal blog that she is currently battling breast cancer. The Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret author…

Jessica Wakeman | September 5, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Planned Parenthood Launches Breast Health Initiative

Did you know that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime?

This astonishingly high statistic is one of the many things I…

Daley Quinn | August 21, 2012 - 5:00 pm