Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It's Not a Pink Ribbon That Reminds Me of Breast Cancer

Stephanie Gilman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Stephanie Gilman

2013-02-04-kickingcancersass.jpg There hasn't been one day since then that I don't think about my breasts. The current ones, the old ones, the cancer. Breast breasts breasts. My whole life, centered around some hanging, bouncy body parts. Impossible to escape, especially now, during the month of October, BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.

Helping Kids Cope During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

M. Maitland DeLand | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
M. Maitland DeLand

Caregivers do their best to guide parents as they struggle to talk with their children about cancer, but misunderstanding, denial, and apprehension often distort the communication process. Frustration and fear can build up as parents respond to their child's curiosity with hesitation. Parents must provide appropriate information about cancer to gain the confidence they need to do the best they can for their child.

Inspiring Musicians Who Beat Breast Cancer

HuffPost Canada Music | Alina Kulesh | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada Music

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and organizations all over the world -- like the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation -- work hard to r...

6 Myths And Facts About Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post Canada | Catherine Lefebvre | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada Living

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there are many facts about what the disease entails — and what it doesn't. There are certainly commo...

Attention Getter: You Won't Believe What This Bra Can Do

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.13.2012 | Canada Living

We've officially entered the future for early breast cancer detection. The Breast Tissue Screening Bra, developed by First Warning Systems, is des...

10 Ways to Help a Friend With Cancer

Karyn Stowe | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada Living
Karyn Stowe

I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 37 when my children were two, three and six. Some of us knew how to support a mother or grandmother through this disease -- but a friend? Now, I often get calls and emails from friends who are at a loss when another friend has been diagnosed. What can they do to help? Here is a list of things that friends did for me -- or things that I heard of people doing for friends with breast cancer.

The Surprising Benefits of Living With Cancer

Anne Day | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Living
Anne Day

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as a survivor, I wouldn't go so far as to say I want to celebrate having had breast cancer, but it has made a positive difference in my life.

Can Exercise Prevent Breast Cancer?

CBC | Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada Living

How much exercise do women need to reduce their risk of breast cancer? That's the question a Calgary researcher hopes to answ...

Young Breast Cancer Survivors Bare Scars For Exhibit

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2012 | Canada Living

At an age when most people are mapping out their long-term plans for career and family, Sylvia Soo faced uncertainty about just how many years would l...

Breast Cancer Awareness at Any Age

Andrea Paine | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

It's easy to overlook all sorts of things when we're young. We are strong, supple and invincible. But even at a young age, we need to be mindful that time can fly. Suddenly it's more important to have a family doctor and talk turns to what medical tests you need.