Ugly, Old Mastectomy Bras: Burn-Baby-Burn!

The bra burnings of the 1960’s were an act of rebellion by women to bring about cultural change. When I unceremoniously roasted my own mastectomy bras years ago, this was my purpose as well. While on a much smaller scale and through humor, I wanted to spark change in the cancer recovery world. Breast cancer […]

Dressed To Thrill! Survivor-Entrepreneurs Refashion Cancer Recovery

Fall 2007 Ten years ago, I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Breast Cancer. As I stood in front of the mirror following my double mastectomy (minus reconstruction), the despair I felt threatened to swallow me whole. Like a female humpty dumpty—I didn’t know how to put myself back together again. Drains, scars, body-altering lumpectomies, mastectomies, […]

Cancer Be Glammed’s Last Minute Gifts For Mother’s Day

Sunday is Mother’s Day and for many last minute shoppers, stress levels are rising as the clock ticks down to finding and purchasing Mother’s Day gifts. If your mom, your children’s mom, or someone who feels like a mom to you is undergoing cancer treatment, then gift giving can be even more challenging. At Cancer […]

Body Rolls and Muffin Tops: Cancer Weight Gain

For some types of cancer, surgery and treatment can cause weight gain. Certain chemotherapy drugs, surgically-induced menopause, and hormone therapy are a few of the reasons that scale needle starts trending upward. During my treatment for breast cancer, I gained fifteen pounds from chemotherapy. A few more, after I had my ovaries removed and I […]