Breast Cancer–Pink Ribbons and tears are not enough

In 1974, former First Lady Betty Ford announced publicly that she had undergone a mastectomy. This helped to de-stigmatize and bring awareness to, a very private and painful issue that many women faced alone. Since that announcement, billions of dollars have been raised in the name of “breast can...

Why Doctors Are Rethinking Breast-Cancer Treatment

  Too much chemo. Too much radiation. And way too many mastectomies By Siobhan O’Connor October 1, 2015 “What if I decide to just do nothing?” It was kind of a taunt, Desiree Basila admits. Not the sort of thing that usually comes out of the mouth of a woman who’s just been diagnosed with […]...

I Will Not Be Pinkwashed: Komen’s Race is for Money, Not the Cure

Story at-a-glance The multimillion-dollar company behind all those pink “breast cancer awareness” ribbons — the Susan G. Komen Foundation – uses less than a dime of each dollar to actually look for a breast cancer cure, as promised Plastering pink ribbons on every conceivable product has much mor...