The first sign of summer following my double mastectomy filled me with dread. As happy as I was to say goodbye to winter snow, the thought of mastectomy swimwear made my blood run cold. I had just gotten used to wearing a mastectomy bra and breast forms and now I had to confront a new […]
Lisa Lurie, Co-founder of Cancer Be Glammed (CBG) spent countless hours on her couch recovering from breast cancer surgery and treatment. From her couch, she participated in family life and dealt with cancer’s impact on her body and her soul. Lisa created The Cancer Couch to support other women going through treatment. She invites guests […]
Cancer Be Glammed Television empowers women with all types of cancer to recover with dignity, self-esteem and style. CBG-TV is a one-of-a-kind, central resource that prepares women for the visible, appearance-related side effects of surgery and treatment, while featuring practical-yet-fashionable recovery products, expert advice, and lifestyle solutions.
SECOND CHANCES(excerpt) by Tracy Rothschild Lynch Richmond, Virginia It isn’t enough to be handed your life, delicate as an encyclopedia page, for you to protect. You are expected to make something of it too. Craft it, fold it, bend it, shape it. Shape it up. You tell yourself that again, and again, and yet again. […]
Art encompasses enormous vision and Cookie Kerxton has created art with a most unlikely, and often loathed object, a radiation mask. Diagnosed with vocal cancer in 2008, Kerxton underwent 28 radiation treatments, which involved immobilizing her head with a porous mesh mask affixed to the table. It was during her treatment that she became aware […]
A man in a pink tutu. Unexpected, revealing, a gift. For Bob Carey, it is a tribute to his wife Linda’s power, beauty, and spirit in the face of breast cancer. Eleven years ago Linda was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer. A few years later, it re-occurred. Some husbands would head for the refrigerator, […]