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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 ... 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 metast... read more

Reacting to Angelina Jolie’s Breast Cancer News

But because of a recent cover article I wrote for the magazine, “Our Feel-Good War Against Breast Cancer,” I’ve been deluged by questions about her decision, which she revealed in an op-ed yesterday, ... 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," ... 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 p... read more

Allergan And The Allergan Foundation Support Breast Cancer Patients With New Charitable Programs

"Now when someone gets a BOTOX ® Cosmetic treatment, they can feel good that they are helping Allergan support organizations that help women on their breast cancer journey ... which defines our approa... read more

Breast Cancer: Promise Amid The Shadows

It was a pivotal point in the breast cancer war that has since seen progress on several fronts ... I'm always in treatment, but I thank God for every day, and I feel good." She expects to be a grandmo... read more

Freda Mays On Battling Breast Cancer Alone And Men Leaving Women After Diagnosis: “It’s Scary For Them To Process”

Currently, I am in a relationship and the man I’m with is fine with dating someone who is still battling cancer. I used to worry about what will happen or what he thinks, however I feel good ... breas... read more

Many breast-cancer patients do not need chemotherapy

Tens of thousands of patients diagnosed early each year with the most common type of breast cancer can now safely avoid chemotherapy ... but this definitely is exciting and makes me feel good,” Mall s... read more

Why I chose a life without breasts after cancer

But Orenstein, whom I’d greatly admired for her New York Times Magazine story “Our Feel Good War on Breast Cancer,” sounded dismissive, insensitive. She wrote: “It’s hard to imagine, by contrast, that ... read more

Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer

In an opinion piece in The New York Times, Peggy Orenstein writes that she “used to believe that a mammogram saved my life.” In 1996, when she was 35, a mammogram revealed that she had breast cancer. ... read more

Power of Pink or The Problem?

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 p... read more



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