As Women's History Month comes to a close, it only seems appropriate to wrap up the month with a few of the women who impacted breast cancer history; the ones who inspired breast cancer patients in some way or another. These ladies made us look at our health and our bodies a little differently.
For our sisters just starting their "journey," and those who have been on it for what feels like forever, this interview is everything. It hits every high, and every low of breast cancer, and I hope you all enjoy it.
Reflection has both positive and negative results. 2017 was a year full of highs and lows, ups and downs, changes and development. As I reflect back on the year, I know there have been many tears, and loads of heartache, but there have also been some of the most memorable times of my life! For all of this, in the end, I am happy to reflect on the past year, but I am more excited and focused on the year ahead.
Following a breast cancer diagnosis or learning of a BRCA gene mutation, women are faced with a number of surgical treatment options depending on the type, stage and grade of the cancer or how aggressive they want to be in reducing their risk of a breast cancer diagnosis. Surgical options may include lumpectomies, single or bilateral mastectomies, all of which may be done with or without reconstruction. Deciding what option is best is complicated, and when the question of what to do about the nips is tossed in the mix, it can be overwhelming.
In 1998, a federal law went into place that provides protections to patients who choose to have breast reconstruction in connection with a mastectomy. Even though the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA) has been around for nearly 20 years, we are contacted far too often by women wishing they had the choice to reconstruct, or knew that they even had the option following their mastectomy. We always advocate that breast reconstruction is a personal choice. It's your body, and it's your decision, but we all deserve to know more about our options.
Our goal is always to make you feel sexy, confident, and comfortable. For some of us, sex isn’t what it was before cancer. We can help you look your best, but if you need more than lingerie, that’s when we get help from our friends/experts who understand.
50 years ago, today.“A protest would feature a “freedom trash can” into which women could throw away all the physical manifestations of women’s oppression, such as “bras, girdles, curlers, false eyelashes, wigs...
We thought we would introduce you to the women on our website and the individuals who walked at NYFW. Besides getting to know some of the amazing people who make up not only the AnaOno community, but the breast cancer community, too, our hope is to share wisdom and experiences of life both during and after cancer treatment, as well as those whose lives will forever include treatment for breast cancer.
Summertime brings a unique set of beauty needs. Pool time, beach trips and outdoor concerts call for minimal makeup and lasting sun protection. I have rounded up a list of beauty items to meet your hair, skin and makeup needs during the summer without breaking the bank.
In this space we occupy after a breast cancer diagnosis, life and death often feel magnified. We celebrate every milestone from another birthday to another year closer to five and then 10, along the way remembering to breathe.