breast cancer

Mother's Day

Women Who Lost Their Moms Talk About Mother's Day

"When she was still alive, I often showed her how important she was to me, but Mother’s Day was always a special moment to be aware of that and be grateful for it."
Carleen de Jong
5.10.18
Health

The Teen Who Developed a Breast Cancer-Detecting Bra

When worn once a week for 60 minutes, 18-year-old Julian Ríos's Eva Bra can detect everything from a cyst to a tumor.
José Luis Martínez Limón
11.8.17
Cancer

How Nipple Tattoos Are Helping Breast Cancer Survivors Heal

After undergoing reconstructive surgery following her mastectomy, Lisa Chavis decided to have areolas tattooed onto her new breasts—a trend that is helping some breast cancer survivors mark the end of their treatment.
Kimberly Lawson
1.30.17
Health

‘Previvors’: The Young Women Getting Mastectomies to Prevent Breast Cancer

Carriers of the BRCA gene have a 50 percent chance of developing breast cancer at some point in their lives. Young women who are BRCA-positive are faced with a tough question: Should they have their breast tissue removed, or should they simply live...
Molly Oswaks
10.27.16
Health

‘I Felt Like I Was Alone:’ What It's Like to Fight Breast Cancer in Your 20s

"It's almost as if you have to get through the gritty, terrible, ugly thoughts to be able to reach the positive side."
Molly Oswaks
10.14.16
politics

Why Women Are Dying of Breast Cancer in Palestine When Treatment Is Available

In Gaza, breast cancer kills more women in than any other form of cancer. But doctors say that dwindling chemotherapy supplies, Israel-imposed sanctions, and social stigma are preventing access to life-saving care.
Kat Lister
5.4.16
Health

Your Fun 'No Bra Day' Photos Are Overshadowing Terminal Breast Cancer Patients

No Bra Day is supposed to be a day for "raising awareness" about breast cancer. Many survivors say it's trivializing the disease.
Callie Beusman
10.13.15