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War. On. Everything: the Republican prescription for America isn’t safe for anyone

We all vote our conscience ... not supposed to feel good. Now for your bad flashback of 5 years ago… I’ve been wanting to write something deep, something analytical, something based on solid policy on the subject of the Republican war on everything ... read more

Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer

I used to believe that a mammogram saved my life. I even wrote that in the pages of this magazine. It was 1996, and I had just turned 35 when my doctor sent me for an initial screening — a relatively common practice at the time — that would serve as a ... read more

The pink backlash: Why some breast cancer advocates are seeing red

Writer Peggy Orenstein wrote an excellent piece called "Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer." Peggy is a breast cancer survivor and asks whether "awareness has become more important than saving lives?" Author and sociologist Gayle Sulik wrote a book called ... read more

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Tinged Pink: When The Cancer Narrative Can't Compass Your Loss

We are told there is one way to do cancer: Be brave, soldier on, fight the battle, but do it with a smile. How can you get well if you're not happy? According to "Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer ... written out of the cancer narrative. read more

In honor of breast cancer awareness month: 11 things not to say to women who’ve had breast cancer

Peggy Orenstein smartly wrote in 2013 in “Our Feel Good War on Breast Cancer” that more women may know to get mammograms, but early detection isn’t the key to preventing women from dying of the metastatic disease. For those of us who have had breast ... read more

Power of Pink or The Problem?: Breast Cancer and Early Detection

And the cover of the magazine was even more disturbing entitled, "Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer" with the subheading "Has raising awareness become more important than saving lives?" The article points out many statistics, which show that gains in ... read more

Cancer on the Frontlines: How I Beat Triple Negative Breast Cancer

A 'Tricky' Kind of Cancer My doctors told me I had triple negative breast cancer ... Look Good...Feel Good.' For more incredible cancer survival stories, tune in at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sunday to watch FOX NEWS REPORTING: Winning the War on Cancer. read more

Race for the Cure is 'more than a race'

The folks over at Komen have long insisted that the Race for the Cure is ... breast cancer awareness month. They forward me articles, such as ("Brad H") did on Tuesday when he sent The New York Times' April 25, 2013, expose titled, "Our Feel-Good War ... read more

Beware of these cancer charity rip-offs

Just last week, Drew reported on The Breast ... them feel good. And yes, they may be donated gifts he has re-gifted. The third charity, Children’s Cancer Fund, is run by James Reynolds Senior’s ex-wife, Rose Perkins. She’s been silent on our reporting. read more

Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer

Peggy Orenstein has a hell of a piece in the New York Times magazine on "pink ribbon culture," and her frustration (which, as a woman with breast cancer, I fervently share) about how much progress has been made: Scientific progress is erratic, unpredictable. read more


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