Category Archive: Breast cancer awareness

Melissa Etheridge promotes breast cancer awareness

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Singer, Melissa Etheridge, who was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago, is promoting a month-long breast cancer awareness program at the Hard Rock Cafe. Melissa maintains that she is healthier now than… Continue reading

Support Breast Health Day

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European Breast Health Day takes place on 15th October and women are being urged to do do something active to mark the day. You can do this by organising an “Exercise Event” in… Continue reading

Breast cancer survivor honoured

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Kristin Hallenga, received a Pride of Britain award this week for launching a breast cancer awareness campaign, Coppa Feel, while undergoing treatment for the disease. After receiving her award, the 23-year-old said: “That was just wow!… Continue reading

Childhood cancer survivors at risk of breast cancer

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Although women treated with chest radiation for childhood cancers constitute one of the highest risk populations for breast cancer, they are far less likely to begin receiving early mammograms when they should, say… Continue reading

Younger women delay breast check

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Many women who find a lump in their breast delay seeing a doctor because they believe that only women over 50 or those with a family history develop breast cancer, a new study… Continue reading

The breast cancer survivor on a mission to save lives one house at a time

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I love this story from the CNN heroes series about breast cancer survivor, Andrea Ivory, who is on a mission to save lives one house at a time. Ivory formed the Florida Breast… Continue reading

“Scrubs” star speaks of her mother’s breast cancer

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I enjoy the character of nurse Carla Espinosa in the TV sitcom, “Scrubs”. Recently the actress, Judy Reyes who plays the character of Carla,was interviewed by Everyday Health.com about her mother’s diagnosis and… Continue reading

Is this image offensive?

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Checking out Pink Ribbons Project’s blog this week, I was completely stopped in my tracks by this image. What a powerful statement with very little words – and powerful on so many levels.… Continue reading

Can social media sites help fight breast cancer?

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My good Twitter friend, Peg Mulligan, who is responsible for opening my eyes to a whole new world of social media, was recently interviewed for a health.com article on the role of social… Continue reading

Losing a mother to breast cancer

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I mentioned Dawn Porter’s excellent documentary, “My Breasts Could Kill Me ” which was shown on Sky 1 earlier this week.  Dawn’s mother died from breast cancer when she was only 34, two… Continue reading