Posts tagged "breast cancer"

What Do These Images Have To Do With Breast Cancer?

The Breast Cancer Foundation's latest campaign encourages women to prioritize regular breast checks over fretting about less important worries like pimples, weight gain, and frizzy hair. Check out the beautiful (and NSFW) way in which they conveyed that message, after the jump... [OIC Singapore via BuzzFeed]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 26, 2010

The Myth That Abortion Causes Breast Cancer Is Circling Yet Again

Some rumors just don't go away: Richard Gere shoved gerbils up his butt. The Clintons had their enemies whacked. Abortion causes breast cancer. A recent study of 300 women from the University of Columbo in Sri Lanka alleges that having an abortion triples a woman's risk of developing breast cancer. News of this study i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 24, 2010

I Removed My Breasts

For the last five months, I've been walking around with one-and-a-half breasts. The reason: My breast reconstruction, a two-part surgical process that began with expanders and will end with the implants I'll get tomorrow, didn't exactly go according to plan following the prophylactic mastectomy I had two days before Christmas. Due to this post-op snafu…

By: Lemondrop / June 8, 2010

It’s A Floating Beer Pong Table For … Breast Cancer?

Here's some, uh, unique charity: $2 from every $39 Pink Edition Portopong inflatable beer pong table will go to the Keep A Breast Foundation for education about breast cancer prevention. It is indeed commendable that Portopong raised $2,500 last year for the Keep A Breast charity and this year they hope to raise over $3,000.

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 5, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Woman Claims She Was Fired After Testing Positive For Breast Cancer Gene

Pamela Fink of Connecticut filed a complaint with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, claiming she was fired from her job after she tested positive for BRCA2, the breast cancer gene. Fink claims that her company, MXenergy, violated the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act when she elected to have a double mastectomy…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2010

My First Time: The Revlon Walk For Women’s Cancers

As a busy New Yorker whose normal weeknight get-home time is 9 p.m. if not later, I’m pretty selfish about my Saturdays. There are no plans to be made before 2 p.m. -- no, I can’t get to that toddler’s birthday party in Brooklyn at noon; nope, I don't care if there's a free yoga…

By: Joanne Hinkel / April 30, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Report Says WellPoint Insurance Targeted Breast Cancer Patients

An exclusive investigation by Reuters alleges that health insurance company WellPoint used a computer algorithm to find breast cancer patients and drop their health benefits. This software tipped federal investigators off to a fraud investigation. Although many insurance companies have been known to drop clients who become ill — which is called "rescission" — investigator…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 22, 2010

Take Off Your Clothes (And Cover Up With Paint) For Breast Cancer

A body paint competition called Body Canvas took place recently in Australia, with proceeds from the event going to the country's National Breast Cancer Foundation. While some of the human canvases turned out kinda scary (we can't show you most of them since the models are in fact nude), it's certainly an attention-grabbing way to…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 6, 2010

Woman Vs. Doctor: The Breast Cancer Screening Debate

I love my boobs. I even love the plethora of words to describe them: melons, knockers, headlights, hooters, jugs, bazoombas ... My girls are small but perky and look fantastic in strapless dresses and T-shirts. I plan to keep them forever. So last year when the United States Preventative Services Task Force changed its recommendatio…

By: Erica Maxwell / February 18, 2010

Cali Middle School Up In Arms Over “I Love Boobies” Bracelets

You think that grownups would be thrilled if kids showed an interest in something other than Facebook or Justin Bieber, but think again! Breast cancer awareness bracelets caused such a stir at Santa Clara Middle School in California that school administrators have actually banned them. The plastic wristbands carried saucy slogans, including "I Love Boobies"

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2010

Facebook? Your Bra Color? Something About Breast Cancer Awareness? I’m Confused.

Let's be honest: It's Friday afternoon and you've probably spent most of the day goofing off on Facebook. So you've probably noticed your girlfriends posting colors as status updates, like "Pink!" or "Black and white polka dots!" OK, random ... I, for one, had no idea what was going on until I opened a message…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 8, 2010

“Sesame Street” Loses Icon To Breast Cancer

Over the weekend, Alaina Reed Hall, better known as “Olivia” On “Sesame Street,” lost her long battle with breast cancer. Tear! Our condolences to her family, she will always live in the hearts of all the children she entertained (like this Frisky gal). This loss is especially frustrating considering some government task force just advised

By: Simcha / December 21, 2009

Quotable: Melissa Etheridge Says The New Mammogram Guidelines Are Phooey

"We have gotten ourselves into a big, deep hole in the way that we look at health. Women have to take control of our healthcare back. We are in a system where they get money when we're sick. That's never going to work for us. So when someone says, 'You don't need a mammogram until…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 24, 2009

Women Urged To Wait To Get Mammograms Until Age 50

"Early detection" has been the rallying cry for many breast cancer survivors and organizations, and for years that meant getting a yearly mammogram once a woman turned 40. Now, however, those guidelines have changed. Most women should start breast cancer screening at the age of 50 instead of 40, 50- to 74-year-old women should have…

By: Annika Harris / November 17, 2009

Woman Fakes Breast Cancer To Raise Money For Implants

A woman in Texas successfully scammed a bunch of people into paying for her breast implants by, get this, faking breast cancer! Twenty-four-year-old Trista Joy Lathern told everyone she didn't have health insurance and needed money to pay for her breast cancer treatments. In August, 100 people showed up to her all-day fundraiser at Waco’…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 13, 2009

How Singer/Songwriter Chris Garneau Helped Me Through My Mom’s Battle With Cancer

I vividly remember the best and worst night of my year. As Barack Obama cheered "Yes, We Can," my mother was absent-mindedly thumbing what we all agreed was a lump on her chest. I took comfort in the fact that she said it hurt—cancer doesn't hurt. She'll be fine, I thought. But as we toasted…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 4, 2009

Today’s Lady News: TV Shows Boobs To Help Screen Breast Cancer & Women Are Banned From Wearing Jeans

A TV segment on WJLA Channel 7 in Washington about breast self-exams will feature two women fully exposing their naked boobies on late-afternoon and evening broadcasts. One of the women is a cancer survivor who said she hopes to help other women spot cancer before it spreads. [Washington Post]—Awesome! It's about time we stopped treating…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 29, 2009

NFL Players Accent Their Uniforms With Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Yesterday, while watching football, I made a snarky comment about an announcer's flamboyant shirt-tie combination only to learn he was wearing the baby pink striped tie in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Really? I was completely floored when I found out the entire NFL is very involved in raising awareness for a disease that…

By: Catherine Strawn / October 5, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Christina Applegate Liked Her Old Boobs Better

"It's really hard because they just aren't the same—and I had really good ones. If you have boobs you don't like, you can go and choose the size you want, and then get a brand new present. But it's different [when it’s not your choice]. I hold on to the fact that I don't have

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 17, 2009

When Boobs And Babies Don’t Mix

Boobs and babies don't mix ... their boobs, that is. I've seen enough pasties for kids and stripper poles for toddlers to get stabby about anything that sexualizes an impressionable kiddo. So I'm not too keen on the breast cancer awareness tees for little girls that say "Find A Cure! Before I Grow Boobies." Clever…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 8, 2009