Posts tagged "breast cancer"

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…

Kate Torgovnick/ / 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

Kate Torgovnick/ / 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…

Jessica Wakeman / September 8, 2009

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 likely to develop a non-estrogen-sensitive tumor in their other breast. The new tumors, although uncommon, are more difficult to treat. Scary, but docs are quick…

Nikki Dowling / August 26, 2009

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 a nude dancer for over a dozen years. Eventually, she wondered if it was time to retire. Last year, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Susannah Breslin / August 25, 2009

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 my boob, knowing I have no clue what she’s really feeling. I then go home, fondle my own breasts and end up in frustration because…

Leonora Epstein / June 12, 2009

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 the propensity of pop culture to make women look like marriage-crazy loons.

Her five reasons are just dandy, but why limit ourselves to…

Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2009

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. die from breast cancer each year, according to the National Institutes of Health. [LiveScience]

“Ugly Betty” actor Mark Indelicato (he plays Betty’s nephew Justin)…

Catherine Strawn / December 2, 2008

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 services. If they refuse or have been through the state’s programs, they can be prosecuted. [Gothamist]…

Catherine Strawn / September 29, 2008

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 last few years — it’s been almost as frequent as the number of those having twins! Christina Applegate, Sheryl Crowe, Melissa Etheridge, Edie Falco, Olivia…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 26, 2008

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 other kids get near her. Aww, I’ll be your friend Suri! [DListed]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 26, 2008

Elizabeth Edwards Staying Tight-Lipped On John’s Skirt-Chasing

Back in August, John Edwards confessed that he’d cheated on his wife. Since then, we’ve heard barely a peep from him or his wife. Elizabeth Edwards finally spoke out about his affair in an exclusive interview with the Detroit Free Press. Though she had known about the affair for a long time before it became…

Catherine Strawn / September 18, 2008

Quickies!: Who Doesn’t Love Michael Phelps?

If it wasn’t for that butter-face, we’d want to do Michael Phelps too. [College Candy]…

Annika Harris / August 12, 2008

Star Couplings: Hollywood/Rock’s Hottest Couples In Love Again?

Are Liv Tyler and Royston Langdon back together? [People]
Same question for Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson — they were spotted smooching. [DListed]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 4, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Romeo And Juliet, Bones And Breast Cancer, And Tim Gunn’s Big Day

Romeo and Juliet with a happy ending. [NPR]
A new study says that women with stronger bones are more likely to develop breast cancer. Do we really have to choose between cancer and osteoporosis? [AHN]
Today is Tim Gunn’s birthday. Forget to get him a present? “Make it work, people!” [Blogging Project Runway]…

Catherine Strawn / July 29, 2008