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breast cancer awareness month | breast cancer awareness month

arabella-grayson's picture
Oct.16.2013
  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month More than a dozen Octobers ago, I wrote several articles about survivor Wanna Wright, a bald, breast-less, beautiful, fearsome poetess who devoted much of her adult life to advocacy, speaking for women (and men) challenged with cancer. Today, while re...
deborah-lindquist's picture
Oct.05.2012
We're all familiar with the pink ribbon, which symbolizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Wearing the pink ribbon and the color pink in general this month helps us to express solidarity and offer moral support to our sisters and friends with breast cancer. As "the color of love," pink reminds us...
jennie-nash's picture
Oct.24.2011
It's hard not to fall in love with a man who draws on your body in black Sharpie pen as if you are a priceless canvas and who then uses his scalpel and thread to craft you a new breast from the cancerous wreckage of your original one. Add in the fact that the man looked like Matthew McConaughey...
diana-raab's picture
Oct.24.2011
There is no cancer in my family, no cancer of any kind, except for mine. I am now 57 and it's been 10 years since my diagnosis. For the 10 years before this happened I had annual mammograms and each of those years were accompanied by false positive results, bringing me back for a repeat mammogram...
red-room-well-red's picture
Oct.01.2011
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I was privileged to work with several authors to bring their stories alive for AOL Healthy Living, Huffington Post, and Red Room. I was touched by the variety of moving, poignant, and—yes—humorous and joyful pieces. As such, we've decided to feature them...
elizabeth-rosner's picture
Oct.01.2011
Today is October 1st, the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  It is also the month in which my mother died of breast cancer 11 years ago, and undoubtedly marks the anniversary for countless others --- wives, sisters, mothers and friends --- who were lost to the disease.   I wrote...
tina-sloan's picture
Oct.01.2010
The phrase "soap opera" is equated with incredible and unbelievable stories and with sexy, steamy romances. People come back from the dead (my daughter did this twice, once as a totally different actress), and characters amble out of exploding buildings scot-free with their hair...
lori-hope's picture
Oct.14.2009
It's challenging to be a Breath Cancer survivor during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What's Breath Cancer? It's the cancer that attacks the organ behind the breast, the organ we cannot live without. Its proper name is Lung Cancer. But I prefer to call it Breath Cancer, because it literally and...