Angelina Jolie, the movie star, director and humanitarian, changed the face of women’s health single handedly when she revealed to the world that she carried a gene mutation that put her at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. She practically shocked the nation when she underwent two separate surgeries to have her breasts, ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in order to significantly reduce her own risk. By telling us her story, Angelina helped start an important conversation about who is at higher risk for these specific cancers and needs genetic testing....more
In my experience, there is nothing women fear more than breast cancer. Nothing! We should actually spend our valuable time worrying about preventing heart disease, which is the number 1 killer of women in the US. However, this is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so a heart disease blog will have to wait its turn....more
Today is the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness month, which means that the cryptic Facebook posts can't be far behind. You know what I'm talking about: your friend posts "I am going to London for 8 months!" or "hot pink!" or "damn diarrhea!" on Facebook, and suddenly, we are magically supposed to all think about breast cancer.
I've been told that I'm no fun at all when it comes to this yearly meme, and those people are right. But that's because I don't think that health is a particularly fun topic, especially when it comes to life or death illnesses such as breast cancer.
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.
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
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
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