Living With Breast Cancer

Our latest posts and news for young women living with breast cancer.

November 25 2009, 10:38 PM This post is a follow-up to my hugely unhelpful and paralysis-inducing post Ten Things Not To Say To Someone With...

Photo: Artsy Vibes Neutropenia Neutropenia occurs when the body's white blood cell count is too low.  When a person with cancer undergoes chemotherapy treatment to target and...

Name: Vesna Baric MacIntosh Age: 45 Occupation: Massage Therapist/ X-ray Technologist (retired) Age when diagnosed with breast cancer: 35 Breast cancer type: Estrogen Positive Breast cancer stage: 4 Treatment: Right...

December 29 2009, 1:03 PM How do you talk to a 3 year-old about death, especially when you have cancer?  For a while now, my husband...

Wearing a swimsuit can already be an unsettling experience for many women. Wearing a swimsuit post-mastectomy? Try quadroopling that self-consciousness. But, at Rethink, we...

November 17 2009, 12:26 PM On Friday I had CT scans of pretty much everything but my arms and legs to check the stage of my lumps and...

I was sorry to hear that Olivia Newton John, whom I've always loved (and even met at the opening of a clothing store she...

I was in remission for four years after my stage 2 diagnosis and then, nine days before our wedding, I found out the cancer...

November 5 2009, 1:23 PM I have a high tolerance for pain.  Anyone who knows me well – family members, doctors, estheticians – will confirm...

Name: Jessica Pruitt Age: 31 Occupation: Adjudicator Age when diagnosed with breast cancer: 30 Breast cancer type: Triple Positive Breast cancer stage: 1 Treatment: double mastectomy, sentinel node biopsy, 8...