Oklahoma man urges breast cancer screening for men after personal diagnosis

Source: Fox News Four years ago, Anthoney Merka’s wife and daughter were trying to tickle him when his wife suddenly stopped because she thought she felt something. Six months later, Merka went to the doctor, where he was diagnosed with breast cancer. “Breast cancer … I didn’t think guys could get breast cancer,” Merka told…

Being diagnosed with breast cancer led me to the love of my life

Source: The Mirror / ASHA UMRAWSINGH If someone had told me that having breast cancer would lead me to finding true love then I never would have believed them. At the time of diagnosis I was in an unhappy, unhealthy relationship. Asha Umrawsingh met her soulmate after chemotherapyAsha Umrawsingh met her soulmate after chemotherapy If someone…

“I was diagnosed with cancer at 31. It made me more ambitious”

Source: The Times The beauty director of Elle magazine explains how, five years after treatment, breast cancer still affects her — sometimes in unexpected ways Breast Cancer Awareness month is round the corner, and while I often wish I could consolidate my own awareness of this disease to one month out of 12, unfortunately I…

After breast cancer, mom and daughter get tattoos they hope to never see again

Source: Today / Lisa Flam A Texas mother and daughter got matching tattoos, but they hope you’ll never lay eyes on them. During Veronica Quintanilla’s second bout with breast cancer, her daughter shaved her head in solidarity as she took her mom to nearly all of her medical appointments. And after Quintanilla’s last chemotherapy treatment, her…

For Dad And Daughter Fighting Breast Cancer, Grit Runs In The Family

Source: NPR Ten years ago, Arnaldo Silva noticed a lump on his chest and decided to get it checked out. “I’m sitting in an office with about 80 women, everybody’s staring at me. And this lady leaned over she says, ‘Are you waiting for somebody?’ and I said ‘No, I’m here for me,’ ” the…

Neighborhood rallies for woman with stage 4 breast cancer

Source: KCRG-TV9 A neighborhood in Marion is rallying to support one of their neighbors who has stage 4 breast cancer. Doctors diagnosed Nikki Lynch with cancer in April. She says members of her tight-knit neighborhood stepped up as soon as they heard about her dire diagnosis. “I hug my children really tightly every day. It’s…

Mom with Breast Cancer Dreams Up ‘Glam Chemo’ Photo Project

It was her first chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer, and Marquina Iliev-Piselli was trying to think positively as she watched one powerful drug after another be pumped into a port in her chest at Weill Cornell Breast Center in New York. “It has to work. This has to work,” the 36-year-old wife and mother from…

Breast cancer survivor turns experience to education

After being diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2014, Kristie Fields chose to fight through the stress of figuring out how to get treatment with no health insurance while still working and taking care of her three children. With two more chemo treatments left and no support group, Fields said she needed emotional help as…

Breast Cancer Survivor Walks 1,000 Miles to DC

A Mississippi woman has made a 1,000-mile trip to Washington, D.C., on foot in an effort to share the harsh realities of breast cancer. Paulette Leaphart is a breast cancer survivor and had a double mastectomy. She made part of her trip topless to bring attention to the toll the disease takes on women. Leaphart…