cancer

Flat Chested, For Real, After Breast Cancer

I felt the lump; my doctors did not. Neither my gynecologist nor my radiologist. I had a sonogram; it showed nothing. Meanwhile, I was walking around with a lump the size of an orange and could barely breathe. I knew they were wrong. My husband sang the familiar tune of, you always have to be […]

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stop blaming breast cancer patients

Stop Blaming Breast Cancer Patients for Their Disease

If I see one more article about another BS claim about what this or that or not this or that has caused breast cancer I may seriously lose my mind. Can we stop blaming breast cancer patients for their illness? Please do not make someone feel guilty that they have or have not done something wrong […]

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real breast cancer awareness

The Week in Boob News: Real Breast Cancer Awareness Edition

Many readers know how I feel about Breast Cancer Awareness Month and why I don’t support pink ribbon wrapped causes. And I’m not alone in my criticism of “breast cancer industry month.” This week I’m sharing some of the best articles on the subject. I call it “real breast cancer awareness” because these pieces don’t subscribe […]

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Brains and Boobs: The Case For More Study and Less Staring

I know more about women’s breasts today than when I researched my first book in 2006. Much of what I wrote down as “fact” turned out to be fiction. I repeated statistics about bra wear and the average cup size that weren’t backed by rigorous study. The breast cancer prevention advice I believed turned out […]

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2014 Best & Worst Breast Stories (NSFW)

There was plenty of boob news that could have made this list of 2014 best and worst breast news stories. Many hit on issues from past years; like public breastfeeding, celebrity cleavage, or pink ribbon campaigns. But a few stories stuck out for me, thanks to their stupidity or smart thinking. Most of my picks for “worst” breast […]

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