For some women, the diagnosis of breast cancer is a catastrophic event. For others, like my cousin Karen, it was just an annoying blip in her extraordinarily busy life. I want to thank Karen for letting me share her story. I think women (and men) everywhere will be inspired by her attitude and her approach. …
No matter how much we complain about our breasts—“they bounce when I run, they are six inches lower that they used to be, the left one is bigger than the right”—we don’t want anything worse than “natural sag” to ever happen to them. They have fed our children, filled our shirts, and, let’s face it, are quite sexy.
So if you want keep your breast cancer risk from mounting into menopause (show of hands, please?), you first need to understand the connection between your age, reproductive health, menopause, and breast cancer.
Here are some detailed answers to women’s most common questions about menopause and breast cancer:
“When my surgeon told me two years ago that I had cancer in my left breast, I started to feel like I was on borrowed time,” says Laurel Kamen. But her diagnosis ended up becoming a blessing not only for her, but for thousands of breast cancer warriors. Learn how she founded the Alloro Collection, a fashion brand for women who are suffering or have survived breast cancer.