Holy S*$*%*%*%!This is really happening. They gave me a tentative schedule for radiation last week, but scrolled across it, in big letters, is WILL CALL TO CONFIRM.They called today. Thursday, 1 pm, I get radiated.I’ve had months to think about this, weeks to actually look into this. And you know what? I feel totally unprepared. I know a lot about radiation. My mom had it. Our friend S. had it. I’ve heard EVERY story: you’ll get no burn, you’ll get a horrible burn, it’s WAY easier than chemo, it’s SO MUCH worse than chemo…....more

4 Amazing Posts Bloggers Wrote About Breast Cancer In October

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming to a close. The blog posts have run the gamut from remembering loved ones who have died of the disease to supporting friends currently fighting cancer to railing against the pinkwashing that occurs every October.  Many people used their social media accounts to raise awareness, and we've rounded up some of the best posts to summarize a very emotional month. ...more
@Jamie Cottrell Thomas  I don't blame you for skipping pinktober. I'd do the same thing.more

BREASTS OF STEEL: Another reason why mammograms matter

This post is dedicated to my daughter who had her first mammogram last week.  She turned 40 years old this year and that is the age her physician recommended she begin the squash, squeeze and photo session.  While I make light of the process of how the mammogram is done, there is nothing humorous about the importance of getting a baseline image at first and then annual repeat screenings.   Early detection and treatment of breast cancer is important to achieving the goal of healthy survival.  I say go MAMMOGRAMS!! ...more
@HomeRearedChef Thank you so much for reading and commenting.  Most of all, thank you for ...more

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

A Daughter's Letter to Breast Cancer

Hey,Yea, you don’t deserve a formalized greeting like "Dear," -- there’s nothing dear about you.When you showed up at my mom’s door in September 2012, I was in shock; we all were. You weren't supposed to come, you definitely weren't welcome or invited and no one else in our family had ever experienced you before....more
I put off reading this post for a few days because I figured it would make me bawl like a baby ...more

Estée Lauder Pink Ribbon Collection for Breast Cancer Awareness Month Adds a Touch of Blue for Men

Like each year, Estée Lauder cos. have launched a new Pink Ribbon Collection meant to raise awareness about breast cancer in the early stages of its development to promote higher chances of survival....more

My 1st Mammogram - a Video Walk-Thru

This video is from 4 years ago but it is very much still relevant. I had my 1st mammogram and was so nervous about it because I would hear such negative things. So I took my video camera with me and recorded before, during, and after about having my first mammogram. If you are 40 (or whatever age your doctor suggests) and are nervous about having your first mammogram done -please watch this! Robyn's Online World...more

Free Crochet Patterns and Information on Hat Box Foundation

http://www.hatboxfoundation.org/ ...more
They are awsome patterns and thank you for sharing that information!!  Sandymore

Breast Cancer Drug to stop recurrence of cancer

A new research says that more than 400 women’s lives can be saved if they complete the full course of taking breast cancer drug although it may have side effects on the body....more

The Soy and Breast Cancer Myth