Posts tagged "breast cancer"

How To Support Planned Parenthood In Light Of Susan G. Komen Halting Its Grants

Yesterday, cancer survivors, their loved ones, and loved ones of those who succumbed to the disease, reeled to learn that Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the charity synonymous with breast cancer research, halted grants to Planned Parenthood.

The charity caved to pressure from anti-abortion activists who have the nationwide clinics under investigatio…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 1, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Susan G. Komen Cancer Charity Halts Grants To Planned Parenthood

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the charity synonymous with breast cancer research, has halted grants to Planned Parenthood — seemingly caving to pressure from anti-abortion activists who have the nationwide clinics under investigation. Susan G. Komen grants mainly were used for breast exams (and other breast health services) for women who otherwise could…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2012

Birth Control Will Be Covered By Most Employers, Obama Administration Announces

Most employers will be required to cover the full cost of contraception and other preventative services in their health plans under the Affordable Care Act, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today. This means that women’s preventative health care like birth control will be available without co-pays or deductibles when Obama’s health care reform…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 20, 2012

Christian Group Refuses To Sell Bibles For Breast Cancer Charity Over Planned Parenthood Donations

Today in facepalms: a chain of Christian bookstore called LifeWay are pulling copies of the Here’s Hope Breast Cancer Bible from their shelves after it learned that one of the organizations benefiting from the sales is Planned Parenthood. The bible is produced by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and $1 from each sale is donated to…

By: Stefanie Blejec / December 16, 2011

Morning Quickies: Is This Wonder Woman Breast Cancer PSA Too Sexual?

Does this breast cancer awareness PSA gratuitously showcase Wonder Woman’s boobs? Yeah, but it seems like a lot of breast cancer awareness PSAs are gratuitously sexual nowadays. [Yahoo Shine]
The Vanity Fair writer and author of God Is Not Great Christopher Hitchens died yesterday of cancer. [People]
Lindsay Lohan’s former bodyguard Lee…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 16, 2011

Giuliana Rancic To Undergo Double Mastectomy

“For me, it was important to get the cancer out. That’s what I wanted to do, just get it out. … At the end, to be honest, all it came down to was just choosing to live, and not looking over my shoulder for the rest of my life. … Bill said to me, ‘I just need…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2011

Bloggers’ Breast Cancer Diagnoses, Only Days Apart, Illustrates The Importance Of Early Detection

In Tuesday’s Lady News, we told you that former Frisky contributor Susannah Breslin has been diagnosed with breast cancer and linked to her Forbes Woman blog about the experience of getting her first mammogram and finding out the results. Susannah has received a lot of get well messages from friends and strangers alike as a result of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 2, 2011

Cheerleaders Spanked Over “Save Your Bumps” Breast Cancer Tees

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means every day brings us 16 different stories of pink boobie paraphernalia banned from schools. Gilbert High School in Gilbert, Arizona is the latest school seeing red over pink. The administration said the cheerleading squad’s pink T-shirts reading “Feel for lumps, save your bumps” was an “objectionable slogan”…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2011

Morning Quickies: Giuliana Rancic Has Breast Cancer

Giuliana Rancic, an E! News host, announced this morning she has breast cancer. The 36-year-old discovered a tumor during a mammogram she had done while undergoing a round of in vitro fertilization. Rancic will have surgery this week on the tumor and then six weeks of radiation therapy. We wish you a speedy recovery,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 17, 2011

A Sexy Reminder to Touch Your Boobies

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but despite all the pink ribbons and yogurt cups reminding you to regularly check your breasts for lumps, you may still need a little extra encouragement. Thank God, then, for the Your Man Reminds You app, which offers handy hot shirtless dude reminders to check your breasts with TLC (that’…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 13, 2011

5 Things To Know About Betty Ford, “Stealth Feminist” And First Lady

Betty Ford is not a First Lady most of us think about regularly (unless, I suppose, one is an addict). She lacked the glitz and glamour of Michelle Obama or Jackie O and was not necessarily a powerhouse in the White House like Eleanor Roosevelt. But when Betty Ford died on Friday at age 93,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 11, 2011

Ken Jeong Says Mr. Chow Was Inspired By His Wife’s Battle With Breast Cancer

“There’s a little bit of Joe Pesci in ‘Goodfellas,’ a little bit of Heath Ledger’s Joker in ‘The Dark Knight,’ and everything else is just kind of in my head. Mr. Chow’s voice is a little Vietnamese [like his in-laws], a little Korean, and a lot of mayhem … My wife was diagnosed with breast…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 28, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Indiana Removes Breast Cancer BS From Abortion Bill

Thank God, an Indiana state Senate committee has removed a provision from an anti-abortion bill that required women seeking abortions be told that terminating a pregnancy increased their risk for breast cancer. A link between abortion and breast cancer is completely medically unproven but continues to be spouted by anti-abortion extremists as fact. [IndyStar.com]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 14, 2011

Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore And Alicia Keys To Direct Lifetime Short Movies

So, apparently, Jennifer Aniston didn’t love our idea for her to direct an all female version of “The Three Amigos” starring herself, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow. Looks like she wanted something more meaty and heartfelt for her directorial debut. She has signed on for “Project Five,” a Lifetime project that will meld together five…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 30, 2011

Facebook Won’t Let Breast Cancer Survivor Post Pics Of Her Boobs

A British breast cancer survivor has had her Facebook page blocked after she posted photos of her reconstructed breasts after surgery. Melissa Tullett of Kent, 40, had a double mastectomy and posted pics of her new tatas for all to see, including nipples that had been tattooed on her new rack. But Facebook said Tullett…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 10, 2011

Women Listing Fruits On Facebook For Another Stupid Breast Cancer Awareness Meme

Whoever dreams up “breast cancer awareness” memes for Facebook is just messing with us now. Women are listing fruits like strawberry, banana, apple or grape, in their “status update” to correspond with what their relationship status is … and, uh, “raise awareness” about breast cancer?

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 9, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Quit Smoking Now, Ladies!

Women who are smokers or former smokers, as well as those exposed to decades of secondhand smoke, are more at risk for breast cancer after menopause, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. Wait, you mean inhaling chemicals is bad for you?! [CBC.ca]
Wrap it up, people! Almost half of all…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 2, 2011

Christina Applegate’s Birth Experience Was Profound

“This part of my body [her chest] is very private to me … that’s a real private place. A place that I don’t have a good relationship with, let’s say. But at that moment of pulling her out, I just tore that [gown] off … There’s a room full of people that I don’t know.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 22, 2011

Happy Pinktober, I Mean, October!

Pinktober — I mean, October — has been taken over as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worthy cause that’s opportunistically hijacked to promote everything for 31 days straight. Why, just this morning I received a press release from HerCampus.com about essays that six women wrote about their bras sizes “in honor” of Breast…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 19, 2010

Behold, Facebook’s Latest Stupid Meme For “Breast Cancer Awareness”

I like it on the kitchen table.

I like it on the couch.

I like it on our bed.

Seen any Facebook status updates like this yesterday? No, your friends aren’t more randy this October than usual. It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there is yet another Facebook meme circling the social…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 6, 2010