Life After Breast Cancer


Think Pink This October

Retail therapy that supports breast cancer research: Check! Do-good ideas that won't cost you a dime: We've got those, too!   View slideshow


10 Celebrities Who Battled Breast Cancer

Here are all the details about how 10 famous women fought breast cancer while being in the public eye. Read about how they were diagnosed, which treatment they chose, and what they're doing now.   View slideshow


Products That May Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

There is no proven link between breast cancer and household products, whether they be soap or water bottles. But many consumers, activists, and experts are concerned that a variety of goods contain hormone disruptors, chemicals that when absorbed into the body can mimic or interfere with hormones such as estrogen. Here are a few ways to play it safe.   View slideshow


Think Pink: Fitness and Spa Products That Support the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Show your support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Whether you're a breast cancer survivor, a friend or a caregiver of someone affected, or just a concerned citizen, it's hard to deny the need for more research funding and awareness about the disease that affects roughly 200,000 women in America every year. This month, you can benefit your own health—and contribute to the fight against breast cancer—by purchasing any of these products, the proceeds of which will be donated to worthy causes...  Read More

The End of Cancer Treatment Doesn't End the Need to Talk

It's not uncommon to find yourself in remission but full of worry
The chance to trade breast cancer stories and get advice doesn't end when your treatment does. Many women who felt no need or desire to join a group or online message board during treatment find they can really use the contact and support in the months and years that follow...  Read More

4 Breast Cancer Survivors Who Grappled With Grief

Recovery wasn't the bright light they expected
Experts liken the early period of breast cancer recovery to grieving. "There's a piece of grief and loss in every single aspect of [this experience]," notes Robin Hershkowitz, program director for women's cancers at CancerCare, a national nonprofit support services group based in New York City. Not to mention sadness about the loss of time, of money, of control over your life. And for some, the loss of hair or the chance to bear children...  Read More

A Mountain Climber Finally Walks Away From Breast Cancer

"The cancer is really gone—I feel so excited about life"
Your life as a breast cancer survivor may resemble the old you except for day-to-day adjustments such as taking better care of yourself or not pushing yourself at work as hard as you used to—or you could wake up to entirely new possibilities...  Read More


5 Ways to Stay Healthy After Breast Cancer

No direct link has been established between lifestyle habits and the risk of a breast cancer recurrence, but surviving cancer is a great occasion to evaluate habits.   View slideshow

3 Ways to Fight the Fear Your Breast Cancer Will Come Back

Your cancer probably won't come back, but you may still worry
Survivors of breast cancer are commonly haunted by fears that the disease will return, especially during the first few years of recovery. Here's what you need in order to get through this...  Read More

Starting Over After Breast Cancer—It May Not Be What You Expected

It isn't easy when you feel anxious and exhausted
Congratulations! You've made it through tests and treatments that sometimes seem as brutal as the disease itself. Finally, it's here: the light at the end of the tunnel. Except maybe it's not as bright as you expected...   Read More


Study: Soy May Benefit Breast Cancer Survivors

Women with breast cancer who eat more soy are less likely to die or have a recurrence of cancer than women who eat few or no soy products, according to a new study.  Read More

Video: Perspectives on Life After Breast Cancer