More on My Story and Why My Reconstruction is Not a “Sexy Boob Job”

“More on My Story, Why My Reconstruction is Not a “Sexy Boob Job.” By Peggy Orenstein, Peggy Orenstein Blog.

“I don’t think women who choose bilateral mastectomy are cowards. But I also don’t think they are heroes. Not even Angelina Jolie. Is she really braver than someone who opted for surveillance, or to have her . . . → Read More: Why My Reconstruction is Not a “Sexy Boob Job”

Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer: MBCN Responds

“Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer: MBCN Responds.” By Katherine O’Brien, MBCN Secretary, Metastatic Breast Cancer Network.

Editor’s Note: Peggy Orenstein’s April 25, 2013 article–the cover story for this Sunday’ s New York Times’ Magazine, demonstrates a remarkable depth and thoughtfulness. It is long–but well-worth the effort to read. For those looking for a quick . . . → Read More: Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer: MBCN Responds

Assessing the 'Pink Ribbon' Campaign

Assessing the ‘Pink Ribbon’ Campaign (audio, 51:58 min.)

In recent years, cancer specialists have warned that aggressive early screening for people at low risk for breast cancer may do more harm than good because it can lead to unnecessary treatment. Yet expensive awareness campaigns — featuring those ubiquitous pink ribbons — continue to . . . → Read More: Assessing the ‘Pink Ribbon’ Campaign