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According to The American Cancer Society, the chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 36. They also predicted there to be approximately 40,000 deaths from breast cancer in 2o14. These numbers are scary. As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, and a woman with a family history of the disease, the presence of these statistics looming around the internet are all ... Read More
Mailet Lopez, Breast Cancer Survivor   The photographer and scuba diver Erena Shimoda was inspired to her series create Underwater Healer— About Face through her work with the website I Had Cancer. Learning the stories of cancer survivors, she recalled her own experience with water as empowering and therapeutic, and staged underwater portrait sessions with the survivors she met.   Lori Stone, Endocervical Adenocarcinoma Survivor   The ... Read More
  An empty home bears the weight of both loss and rebirth: it offers a strange sort of tabula rasa that is never completely blank, that carries memories that cannot be erased. My fiance and I moved into our first apartment just a few months ago, and we have spread all of our trinkets and memories amongst the mysterious evidence of residents past: an old air shower caddy, a large stain circling the dining room.    The subjective beauty of our own ... Read More
CoverGirl’s newest model is easy, breezy, beautiful – and bald. 13-year-old Talia Castellano is a cancer patient whose makeup tutorials have made her a YouTube star.  Talia first fell in love with makeup when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age of seven. As she grew older, she began sharing her love and knowledge in YouTube makeup tutorials. She uses makeup to make her feel beautiful. “When I have on a wig I feel, not fake, just ... Read More
Up until a few months ago, Kt Kieltyka felt like your average post-grad-- she moved to New York after school to pursue a career in writing, but found herself working a dismal desk job to make ends meet.  When a winter cold turned into a sickness she couldn't shake, Kt went to a doctor for an X-ray and was told she had a tumor (three tumors, to be exact). In April, the day after her 24th birthday, Kt was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma-- a form of cancer that ... Read More
                                             Feeling bloated? Perhaps you’re having abdominal pain? Or maybe you’re just peeing more frequently? Although these symptoms don’t seem like much, they could all be signs of ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer was believed to be a silent killer, but more often than not these run of the mill ... Read More
While breast cancer is largely thought of as a female issue, The American Cancer Society estimates that 2,140 new cases of breast cancer in men are diagnosed each year. One 26 year old South Carolina resident, Raymond Johnson, is amongst this year’s batch of new breast cancer patients. Johnson works as a tradesman specializing in tile instillation, but is unfortunately uninsured and unable to afford breast cancer treatments on his own, instead depending on ... Read More
Cancer impacts everyone at some point in their life. This is a cause I'm very passionate about! In May of this year, I lost my mother to a 22 year battle with Breast Cancer.  That event has changed my life.  After her death, I was finding a need to do something, help the cause in some way, the fight against cancer.  I looked for ways to become involved in a local community where my efforts could directly and immediately help those who are ... Read More
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