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Sexy Cancer, Obscene Eating, and the Social Breast

Sociological Images addressed two issues that have been pet peeves of mine for a long time, namely the sexualization of breast cancer and the sexualizing of breastfeeding.   551 more words

Woman As Human

To Empower Is Not to Blame

In 2003, a mountain climber (Aron Ralston) became trapped under an 800 pound boulder while canyoneering alone in Utah. After five days stuck beneath the massive boulder, Ralston amputated his own right hand, freeing himself and saving his life. 1,396 more words

Why I Walk: Susan G Komen

Sarah Heath, our guest blogger for today, has become a sweet friend of mine, and I’m excited to have her share a vulnerable story that definitely resonates with my family, as both my grandmother and Brandon’s grandmother have battled breast cancer and come through as survivors.
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How We Met



My family cheered from our living room on a Scotia Bank Game Day. Unless work gets in the way, my family, boyfriend and I gather around the television with eyes glued to the screen to watch our Boys in Blue every game. 2,346 more words


My unexpected side effects with cancer & the woman who got me through.

by Tanya Denning, client of Breast Cancer Resource Centers

I don’t know what I would have done without Marj, my patient navigator at Breast Cancer Resource Center. 443 more words

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Breast Cancer, 1 Year Later

Definitely an experience. Around this time last year, I was diagnosed with Stage 3a (IIIa) breast cancer. I’d suspected it when a lump suddenly appeared in my breast around June or July, but we didn’t have a PCP and had to wait until we could be seen by one. 915 more words

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