This Blogger Is Planning a Wedding After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Coconut Head's Cancer Survival Guide has up a beautiful post about the 48 hours between getting her cancer diagnosis and her marriage proposal. Her engagement was anything was ordinary, and she mixes wedding planning with cancer treatment, the overriding message being: life has to go on. ...more
I am a joyful SURVIVOR that unfortunately was going through a divorce when diagnosed with breast ...more

Rage Against the Pink

I think we can all agree that the world would be a better place without breast cancer. But lately, I've been feeling a little "pinked out." Here's what's been bugging me about the pinkwashing that's been going on this October.What the heck is up with the NFL's pink shoes?! ...more

Healthy Tips of the Week

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What You Can Do Now·         Reduce Contaminants at Home: Eat organic foods, limit intake of preservatives, clean with organic products, filter tap water and ban smoking.  Personal care products should be checked for parabens.  Minimize dry cleaning (or air clothing out for several hours) and/ or seek out alternative methods like wet cleaning or liquid carbon dioxide....more

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so there's no better time to highlight some fabulous finds that not only enhance your beauty, keep you stylish, and make you an ace in the kitchen, but also support a very important cause....more

Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The month of October is the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, "a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services."...more

Breast Cancer Signs

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and so it's important that you take this time to get all the information you can to know about breast cancer.Breast Cancer is a scary form of cancer that happens to be about 1 in 8 women in the United States. Although there is no way to really prevent cancer from happening since we aren't quite sure what contributes to it, you can be aware of the signs that may indicate that you have it. Breast Cancer affects men and women of all ages and races; however if you're older and a woman you're more likely to have it. ...more

I Wear Pink For ?

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Pink Glove Dance Competition: El Camino Hospital

Watch the Pink Glove Dance Make your Pinky Promise to have your Mammogram this year. No matter where you live, make the Promise through this link and be entered to win an iPod shuffle!Follow me on Twitter@NurseBarbDehn....more

Beyond the Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness is in the Details

It's pink ribbon time again. That time of year when we're bombarded with all things pink to bring attention to breast cancer, it's causes, treatment, and funding for research.There's a lot of talk about "boobies" and "ta-tas," but there's a whole lot more to it than saving breasts -- it's about saving lives....more

Cancer Snobbery

I want to share with you part of a conversation I have quite regularly. It usually begins when someone says to me, "Did you hear, such-and-such has cancer. Isn't it terrible?" and I might say something like,"I heard. Did you know I had cancer?" "Oh really? When was that?" "In July 2003." "Oh my God. Are you all right now?" "Yes, thanks, I am." "Did you have treatment?" "Chemotherapy and radiotherapy." "Wow, and you have how many children?" "Four." "Oh, that's awful. I can't believe it." And then, the inevitable. "And which breast was it in? Did you have to have a mastectomy?...more
I love this article. First of all, hugs to you for all you have overcome and dealt with. ...more