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Mastectomy Photo Series - Breast Cancer

After mastectomy, breast reconstruction may boost body image

Women who get breast reconstruction right after a mastectomy may feel this helps improve their body image and overall quality of life, a small U.S. study suggests.<p>Most of these women said their new breasts were just as essential to their sexuality, femininity and relationships as the original ones, …

LEO WITH CANCER : I Have Breast Cancer, and I am asking you for a favor...

Sorry for the slap in the face headline but I needed to get your attention. You may have noticed that I haven't been posting recently. It's been a …

How Breast Cancer Survivors Are Turning to Yoga

Research has long shown that yoga has the ability to control a variety of physical functions, including blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, …

8 things to know before getting tested for BRCA

“You have breast cancer.”<p>No one ever wants to hear those words, but almost 250,000 women in the U.S. will get that diagnosis this year.<p>Before that happens, many are choosing to be tested for the “breast cancer gene” — mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that significantly increase the risk of …

Strength training may prevent side effect of breast cancer surgery

FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 -- Strength training might benefit breast cancer survivors who've undergone surgery, researchers suggest.<p>In a small study, …

Social support tied to better breast cancer outcomes | Reuters

Breast cancer survivors with good social support networks seem to live longer and to have a lower risk of their cancer returning, according to a new study.<p>In earlier research, the study’s lead author had found that women with few social ties before a breast cancer diagnosis were at an increased …

What Every Woman Should Know Before Getting Genetic Testing for Cancer

A look at the pros and cons of genetic testing.<p>Undergoing genetic testing for breast cancer is like consulting a foggy crystal ball: You can walk away with a vague idea of what might happen, but not the full picture. Having a mutation for the disease is no guarantee you’ll get it—and a negative …

Hygiene tips for artists and their makeup kits

Taking certain precautions when applying makeup can keep everyone involved in the application healthy, and can sometimes be the difference in whether …

Commuter Beauty 101: Never Find Yourself Without a Mirror

After nearly a year of doing my makeup on the train ride in to work each morning, I consider myself something of an expert on commuter beauty. I've nailed the simultaneous eyelash curl–mascara application move that causes creepy dudes to reconsider sitting down next to me; I know which side of the …

Color-Changing Polish is all the Hotness For Spring

I’m a self-confessed nail polish addict: My instagram is full of shots featuring my latest designs, and I’ve been known to use random household items to create nail art in a pinch (stray stud earrings are great stand-ins for toothpicks). Lately, I’ve moved beyond your average cream polishes into textured or effect formulas. Magnetic, liquid sand, holographic – I want them all! The newest addition to my ever-growing collection? Ruby Wing Color Changing Nail Polish.<p>After seeing the aptly named …