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  1. Baby
    A powerful picture of a breast cancer survivor nursing her son has gone viral and the emotion will grip you. Mirelys Jimenez was diagnosed with breast cancer when her youngest son was just 22-months-old. The mom of three had to stop breastfeeding Alex, now two-years-old in order to begin...
  2. Green Goods
    If there's one thing that's clear about mammograms, it's that science will not settle the contentious debate. Mammograms are, and will remain, a very personal choice. "The waiting is the hardest," she said. "I just don't understand why it takes so long to get the results back. Is it because of...
  3. Family Life
    February is National Cancer Prevention Month, and there are some very important things every woman should know when it comes to knowing about and preventing cancer. Cancer stole my mother almost 15 years ago, and stole my father-in-law eleven years ago. It's stolen too many of my friends to...
  4. Green Goods
    One would think that modern advances have made birth control safer. A new study says that's not the case. If you are one of the nearly 25% of American women who use oral contraceptives, IUDs, or other birth control implants, you might have assumed that today's medication was safer than those of...
  5. Baby
    Breasts: all women have them. We love them, our partners and babies love them; they are both functional and fun. So how do we keep them healthy? Breasts are important to many women's identities, with both men and women in our society equating large breasts to beauty. Research has shown that...
  6. Green Goods
    When it comes to the ever-growing research about cancer, particularly what leads to cancer, more research points to the relationship between cancers, and the foods we eat and products we use. Let's face it. If you're reading this, there's a likely chance at some point, you've been called...
  7. Family Life
    When I was 29, my mother called me and told me she'd been diagnosed with Stage IIIB breast cancer. Her cancer was estrogen dominant, and she and her oncology team were fairly sure the replacement hormone therapy she'd been was fairly responsible for fueling fire. Her local doctor had missed...
  8. Opinion
    According to the American Cancer Society, almost 41,000 women a year die from breast cancer. Those women are mothers, sisters, daughters and friends. In 2003, one of those women was my mother. There are some moments in life that imprint so heavily on your heart and in your brain, just thinking...
  9. Opinion
    With increasing rates of breast cancer, more and more women are being advised to have mastectomies, either preventatively or as a treatment for breast cancer. How does it really feel to hear those words from a doctor? My mother died of breast cancer when she was 54. She was diagnosed at 53...
  10. Green Goods
    Everyone knows the recommendation to check your breasts each month for lumps or abnormalities. It's time to take it seriously! It could save your life. Checking your breasts each month seems like checking too much. Can things change that fast? The answer is yes! In 2017, there will be over...
  11. Activism and News
    I found this in the U.S. Federal Register whilst researching other matters, and thought it might be of interest to some of the MDC readership. The deadline for comments in 2 June 2015 (there is a blue "Comment Now" button in the top right-hand corner of the screen)...
  12. Nutrition and Good Eating
    With breast cancer awareness month fast approaching I decided to design a shirt. Curious on what everyone thinks. http://teespring.com/breastcanceriwearpink Thanks, Jillie
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