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House Passes Breast Cancer Research Funding Bill That Excludes Komen

On Wednesday afternoon, Congress passed a bill which will increase breast cancer research funding, which is good. However, the bill that passed is a shell of its former self — it had to be pulled from the floor the day before at Republicans’ request because they objected to the idea of funding Susan G. Komen for the… » 7/15/15 10:30pm 7/15/15 10:30pm

Here's the Trailer for Tig Notaro's No-Bullshit Netflix Documentary

In 2012, comedian Tig Notaro was swept up in tragedy: she fell ill, her mother died, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In the trailer for her forthcoming documentary, Notaro doubles down on the transformation that made her famous: taking that cruel year and channeling it into vibrant, caustic comedy. » 6/30/15 10:10am 6/30/15 10:10am

Sandra Lee Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis

In an interview that aired on Good Morning America Tuesday, 48-year-old Sandra Lee revealed that she found out she has breast cancer during a routine mammogram, and will be getting a double mastectomy. “Girls have to know,” Lee said, encouraging women to get checked. “Girls in their 20s and their 30s just have to… » 5/12/15 9:50am 5/12/15 9:50am

How to Ring in the New Year with Nipple Tats, Pole Dancing & Divorce

I stood barefoot in the sterile operating room of the plastic surgeon's office suite, loosened the cloth tie of the pastel blue patient gown, and opened the wrap to reveal my breasts. The plastic surgeon remembered me–he had reconstructed my breasts after a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy three years earlier. He… » 1/02/15 9:00am 1/02/15 9:00am

Tig Notaro Performed Half of Her Set Topless Last Night

Tig Notaro is the fucking coolest. Two years ago, she performed what quickly became one of the most legendary stand-up sets of all time, tearing the roof off Los Angeles' Club Largo with a searing, heartbreaking, hilarious set about being diagnosed with breast cancer. Last night at Town Hall in New York, she followed… » 11/07/14 2:10pm 11/07/14 2:10pm

​2500 Year-Old Tattooed Siberian Mummy Had Breast Cancer, Used Marijuana

In 1993, Russian scientist Natalia Polosmak discovered the remains of a 25-year-old woman covered in tattoos who came to be known as the Ukok Princess. Now, an MRI has revealed that the young woman was suffering from breast cancer as well as a bone marrow infection at the time of her death, and scientists have stated… » 10/18/14 5:59pm 10/18/14 5:59pm

Heavy-Metal Mastectomies: An Excerpt From Pandora's DNA

If we had to pick one, I'm unsure whether my family would select an Amazon or Saint Agatha for our mascot. The Amazons, a mythological tribe of warrior women, cut off their right breasts so they could better draw their bows, exchanging femininity for fearsomeness on the field of battle. They're even named for their… » 10/15/14 2:15pm 10/15/14 2:15pm

Komen and Fracking Company Team Up to Cause and Cure Breast Cancer

Over the years, the Susan G. Komen foundation has found itself in a lot of dumb partnerships for the sake of breast cancer awareness, but their latest takes the pink frosted cake. Special for Breast Cancer Awareness month, the organization has announced a collaboration on hot pink drill bits with fracking company… » 10/08/14 4:50pm 10/08/14 4:50pm

How the NFL's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Lies to Women

The NFL's 'A Crucial Catch,' in addition to being an eyesore, is a craven PR campaign designed to sell tickets and build goodwill among female fans (reminder: only 8% of the money it raises actually goes to breast cancer research). But perhaps its worst sin is that the information it's distributing to millions of… » 10/01/14 6:30pm 10/01/14 6:30pm