Posts tagged "breast cancer"

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…

Erica Maxwell | February 18, 2010 - 5:50 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 3, 2010 - 3:50 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | January 8, 2010 - 6:00 pm

“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…

Simcha | December 21, 2009 - 12:40 pm

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…

Kate Torgovnick/ | November 24, 2009 - 1:40 pm

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,…

Annika Harris | November 17, 2009 - 4:20 pm

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…

Wendy Atterberry | November 13, 2009 - 2:10 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 4, 2009 - 6:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 29, 2009 - 8:30 pm

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…

Catherine Strawn | October 5, 2009 - 4:20 pm

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,

Kate Torgovnick/ | September 17, 2009 - 11:10 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 8, 2009 - 3:50 pm

A Breast Cancer Prevention Drug Might Actually Cause Tumors

Um, weird. A new study shows that women who use Tamoxifen, a drug mean to prevent estrogen-sensitive cancers like breast cancer, for more than five years are four times more…

Nikki Dowling | August 26, 2009 - 8:50 pm

The Story Of The One-Boobed Stripper

Viva Las Vegas is a popular stripper based in Portland, Oregon. A preacher’s daughter, she was raised in the Midwest before she moved to the West, where she worked as…

Susannah Breslin | August 25, 2009 - 1:20 pm

New Breastlight Device Detects Lumps At Home

Confession: each time I go to the gyno and she shows me how to do a breast self-exam, I stupidly smile and nod my head and she talks and prods…

Leonora Epstein | June 12, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Five More Reasons We Still Need Feminism

Sirens siren Heather Wood Rudulph has written a piece for Huffington Post about five reasons we still need feminism, including the recent murder of abortion provider, Dr. George Tiller, and…

Jessica Wakeman | June 4, 2009 - 12:30 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Male Breast Cancer, Acupuncture, And French Men

Men represent 1 percent of breast cancer cases, and a new study found that male mammograms and sonograms can be useful in making diagnoses. About 450 men in the U.S.

Catherine Strawn | December 2, 2008 - 2:30 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Child Prostitution, Breast Cancer, And Gossip Girl Sneak Peeks

On Friday, New York Governor David Paterson signed a bill into law that decriminalizes child prostitution. Those under 18 who are arrested for sexually-oriented crimes will be provided with social…

Catherine Strawn | September 29, 2008 - 1:30 pm

Breast Cancer: What You Need To Know

With the news this morning that Renee Zellweger had a cancer scare back in 1996, we started thinking about just how many female celebrities have battled breast cancer in the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 26, 2008 - 3:45 pm

Star Couplings: Wah! Suri Cruise Has No Friends!

According to Star Suri Cruise only ever hangs out with that busted up doll of hers because she doesn’t have any friends — Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes don’t let…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 26, 2008 - 11:30 am