Jennie, A Steel Twig

I just returned from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, the most important breast cancer conference in the world held annually in the United States. Thanks to a scholarship from Advocates for Breast Cancer, a nonprofit organization founded and directed by Susan Zager, I had the opportunity to participate in this intense week of scientific . . . → Read More: Jennie, A Steel Twig

Rachel’s Miracle

We never met but our lives intersected. And she will never know it.

Rachel Cheetham Moro died three years ago, on February 6th, 2012. I was still being treated for breast cancer then, and my Italian breast cancer blog did not yet exist. Breast Cancer Consortium did not yet exist. Lucky for me, Rachel’s blog, . . . → Read More: Rachel’s Miracle

Book Review: Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast

The first of its kind, a timely and much needed contribution to studies of this renowned body part and its cultural significance. . . .the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast is an essential, empowering resource for anyone interested in understanding the historical magnitude and cultural importance of the breast.

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Does The Sun’s Check 'em Tuesday campaign raise awareness or just set up a sexy breast cancer blame game?

Britain’s best-selling tabloid newspaper, The Sun launched a new campaign called “Check ‘em Tuesday” using topless models to promote breast self exam (BSE) as a way to “spot disease early.” The front page headline “Page 3 V Breast Cancer” features a topless twenty-two-year-old woman named Rosie, from Middlesex. Rosie strikes a similar pose on the . . . → Read More: Does The Sun’s Check ’em Tuesday campaign raise awareness or does it just set up a sexy breast cancer blame game?