I'm Not The Perfect Cancer Survivor. But I've Learned To Live With That

by Adam Bessie, Marc Parenteau, and Gayle Sulik, Narratively, February 16, 2017.

Adam Bessie is a San Francisco Bay Area based writer, whose comics on living with cancer have been featured in The Boston Globe, The Pacific Standard, Fusion, and more. See an extra, unpublished scene from this comic and the rest of this series . . . → Read More: I’m Not The Perfect Cancer Survivor. But I’ve Learned To Live With That

A banner week for CDA (Celebrity Disease Awareness)

“A banner week for CDA (Celebrity Disease Awareness),” Alan Cassels, Health News Review.

Celebrity disease awareness (or pushing of disease-mongered conditions) is not going away soon. But maybe it could be tied to the goal of informing consumers instead of misleading them or promoting personal financial incentives. Here are a few celebs, for better or . . . → Read More: A banner week for CDA (Celebrity Disease Awareness)

Book Review: Reading & Writing Cancer

“For those who survive and those who do not.”

That is the dedication Susan Gubar gives to her new book, Reading & Writing Cancer: How Words Heal. The straight-forward acknowledgement that some people with cancer survive and others do not, suggests instantly that this book is not be about drippy cancer stories floating rhetoric of . . . → Read More: Book Review: Reading & Writing Cancer

Sheryl Crow hawks 3D mammograms with fear and false hope

“Sheryl Crow hawks 3D mammograms with fear and false hope”, Health News Review.

It may not be her favorite mistake, but it was a mistake nonetheless for the singer and breast cancer survivor Sheryl Crow to advocate in an aggressive, unbalanced way on behalf of a 3D mammography device.

That’s the takeaway of a number . . . → Read More: Sheryl Crow Hawks 3D Mammograms with Fear and False Hope

Radical Objects: ‘Cancer Sucks’

Radical Objects: ‘Cancer Sucks’ by Grazia de Michele, History Workshop Online, July 11, 2016.

Photo Credit: Ken Fisher

In September 1995, Lucy Sherak was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 43. A mother of two, she was an occupational psychologist living in Marin County, California. She had previously worked as a . . . → Read More: Radical Objects: ‘Cancer Sucks’

Queering Breast Cancer: ARRETA, The Documentary You Can Help To Finish

Filmmakers Raquel Marques and María Zafra are proud to announce a crowdfunding campaign for Arreta, a long overdue film on queer experiences of breast cancer.

“Arreta” (meaning ‘attention’ in Basque) is a compelling documentary filmed in Barcelona and Gernika, Spain, that follows Ainhoa, co-founder of Cancer Butch who, after being treated for breast cancer, . . . → Read More: Queering Breast Cancer: ARRETA, The Documentary You Can Help To Finish

Eva Endures

By Christine Byl

Author Christine Byl writes in memory of her friend Eva Saulitus, an author and field biologist who died of metastatic breast cancer on January 16th, 2016 at age fifty-two. We shared an excerpt of one of Eva’s writings, Wild Darkness, on Breast Cancer Consortium last year and were deeply saddened to learn . . . → Read More: Eva Endures

With Love, From MIL

By Felicia Moro

Felicia Moro of New Jersey writes about her daughter-in-law Rachel Cheetham Moro, a Breast Cancer Consortium founder who died from metastatic breast cancer four years ago.

I first met Rachel in a Starbucks in London when I was visiting my son, Anthony. I was excited to meet the woman who stole my . . . → Read More: With Love, From MIL

Book Review: Cancer Made Me A Shallower Person

Computer trainer Miriam Engelberg had always been a voracious reader of comics, from the popular satire of Mad Magazine to the more literary and autobiographical comics written by Harvey Pekar, Lynda Barry and others. Following the birth of her son Aaron, she set out to create a few panels of her own to spoof the . . . → Read More: Book Review: Cancer Made Me A Shallower Person

How Doctors Take Women's Pain Less Seriously

“How Doctors Take Women’s Pain Less Seriously,” The Atlantic, Oct. 15, 2015.

When my wife was struck by mysterious, debilitating symptoms, our trip to the ER revealed the sexism inherent in emergency treatment.

“Female pain might be perceived as constructed or exaggerated”: We saw this from the moment we entered the hospital, as the staff . . . → Read More: How Doctors Take Women’s Pain Less Seriously

Articles & Posts