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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 been made: Scientific progress is erratic, unpredictable. 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

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

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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

Breast cancer is serious. Pink is not

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I have breast cancer. The United States is fully pinked out in support of breast cancer screening and research, and though I know all the pink is meant to make me feel good, to tell me that the entire country ... 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

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

Why I chose a life without breasts after cancer

I was 31 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My gynecologist called, and I ducked into the supply closet of our Union Square office for some ... It became an anchor and an identity I could feel good about. I was online just a few days after surgery. read more


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