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Singer Anastacia Shares Naked Selfie 3 Years After Undergoing Double Mastectomy

47-year-old singer, Anastacia, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003 and again in 2013 after which she underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. She took to Instagram to share a nude pic of herself which shows how far she’s...
by Oh Zina on Jul 2, 2016

The Boob Report – Three Years Cancer-Free

The first Sunday in June is National Cancer Survivor Day. I first heard about it through Facebook when Lynn Kelley posted a photo from a get-together in California. August McLaughlin “embellished” this photo when I had a double boobectomy (maste...
by Susie Lindau's Wild Ride on Jun 10, 2016


Many women opt for getting their first tattoo post breast cancer treatment. I have one on my arm and am hoping to get another for Christmas this year. I remember my surgeon commenting on my tattoo when he first saw it. He said does having breast canc...
by My Breast Cancer Journey on Nov 24, 2015

by My Breast Cancer Journey on Nov 23, 2015

I have Breast Cancer

Ok firstly, sorry for the dramatic title but well, how else do I put it?  I have breast cancer. Last Wednesday I found a lump. The post I have Breast Cancer appeared first on
by on Nov 20, 2015

Fighting the Storm

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by My Breast Cancer Journey on Nov 11, 2015

Xanadu, Senior of the week, with Illinois Doberman Rescue

This is Xanadu. I couldn't look at that face and not blog about her. She's the Senior of the Week with Special Needs Dobermans.Read more »...
by The Elka Almanac on Mar 2, 2015

Angelina Jolie trusts for once

Angelina Jolie is entrusted for once on the double mastectomy she underwent early 2013. Actress and director is visiting Paris to promote the release of his new movie Invincible. On this occasion, she was invited,...

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting Series: Stephanie’s Story

Just because you look ok on the outside- it doesn’t mean you are ok on the inside. Cancer is not like strep. You are not better in 5 days. It can take awhile (even years) until you are ok. The post How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting Series: Stephan...
by CoffeeJitters on Nov 3, 2014

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting: Cambria Dodd Russell’s Story

Long term, I worry about a recurrence, about dying, about leaving my husband with 2 boys to raise on his own. I hope though, that this was just another experience among many in their childhoods. It will, no doubt, impact them. I don’t want it to do...
by CoffeeJitters on Oct 28, 2014

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting: Angela Bass’ Story

No one understands the constant fears that are always in the back of your mind. Every ache, cough, pain may be a sign that the beast is back. Just because you have completed treatment, it’s never really over. The post How to Juggle Cancer and Paren...
by CoffeeJitters on Oct 13, 2014

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting: Karey Gauthier’s Story

Cancer is a medical diagnosis, not an identity. It colors who you are just as any major experience would, be it pregnancy, pets, kids, diabetes, etc. However, it does not define you or your future. For loved ones, give offers of help, but be specific...
by CoffeeJitters on Oct 6, 2014

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting: Kathy Stokes’ Story

I’m divorced but asked my ex to be there to tell the kids. That was a big support mechanism in the sense of “we’re fighting this as a family.” Humor works really well with my kids. It opens them up. Eg, at dinner, daughter asks, “Dad, can I...
by CoffeeJitters on Sep 29, 2014

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting: Becky E’s Story

Recurrence is a real fear and something that comes up a lot. Help to keep me smiling and laughing and I’ll do the same for you! The post How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting: Becky E’s Story appeared first on CoffeeJitters.
by CoffeeJitters on Sep 22, 2014

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting Series: Ari’s Story

Be as honest as you can with your children. They will know something is wrong. If you talk to them they will be less fearful. I think the unknown is more frightening than the truth. The post How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting Series: Ari’s Stor...
by CoffeeJitters on Sep 8, 2014

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting Series: Linnea’s Story

The complexities of raising strong, happy, well-adjusted children while going through cancer treatment is a bit mind-boggling, but it can be done. I remember meeting the amazing kids of some of my fellow cancer survivors, and breathing a huge sigh of...
by CoffeeJitters on Sep 1, 2014

“Dear Girlfriend”-A Hand Held Walk Through Breast Cancer

Suzan Rivers, a Breast Cancer survivor, will take you by the hand from the day you are diagnosed and explain every test, every surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. She will be your new best girlfriend as she walks you through your fears and tears wit...
by Mstraightnocut on Jul 17, 2014


Because, as most of you know, I am a journalist who works best under deadline pressure, I’m sending this plea out last-minute on a Sunday in the hopes that you might be willing to sponsor me (even a few bucks would be super helpful) in the walk. Sp...
by The Dude Abides on Nov 10, 2013

Check Out

'So how's your day been?' The checkout girl didn't look at him; probably didn't yet know whether she was serving a he or she. She said it to everyone as they passed her. He deliberately didn't answer. She ran a tin of rich red tomatoes (chopped) over...
by Don Donovan's World on Oct 5, 2013

Angelina Jolie 2013

While it’s true that Angelina Jolie already owns just about anything she could ever desire, Brad Pitt totally screwed up with this one!After giving him a waterfall, a 200-year-old tree, and his very own helicopter, Angelina’s love was rec...
by Celebrity60 on Jul 30, 2013

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