Breast Cancer

  1. "Awareness is Over": The Problem with Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    "Awareness is Over": The Problem with Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    If Breast Cancer Awareness Month is supposed to support women with breast cancer, then why do so many patients and survivors feel left out and angry? Learn about pinkwashing and how patients can reclaim the pink ribbon.
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  2. Top 5 Breast Cancer Breakthroughs of 2019

    Top 5 Breast Cancer Breakthroughs of 2019
    Scientists are closing the gap in the fight against breast cancer. Discover the top 5 breast cancer breakthroughs of 2019 and what they mean for the future.
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  3. How to Knit or Crochet a Breast Prosthesis with Free Patterns

    How to Knit or Crochet a Breast Prosthesis with Free Patterns
    After a mastectomy, many women decide to wear breast forms or prostheses. Discover the benefits of a knitted or crocheted breast form, and learn how to make one for yourself or for donation. Free downloadable PDF knitting and crochet patterns, and tutorial videos are included!
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  4. Areola and Nipple Tattoos for Breast Cancer Recovery

    Areola and Nipple Tattoos for Breast Cancer Recovery
    Areola and nipple tattoos can be the finishing touches that give women the confidence to feel like themselves again after their mastectomies. Discover the art and nuances of areola and nipple tattooing, and see examples of realistic 3D nipple tattoos.
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  5. 21 Mastectomy Tattoos You Have to See

    21 Mastectomy Tattoos You Have to See
    Beautiful and expressive mastectomy tattoos give women the ability to reclaim their bodies post mastectomy. Take a look at these 21 stunning mastectomy tattoos for inspiration, or just admire this gorgeous artwork.
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  6. Top Breast Cancer Blogs of 2018

    Top Breast Cancer Blogs of 2018
    Discover the top 3 breast cancer blogs of 2018. The best of the best breast cancer blogs, these bloggers share their breast cancer stories with powerful, candid voices.
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  7. Top 10 Mammogram Memes

    Top 10 Mammogram Memes
    Discover the top 10 funniest mammogram memes that every woman can relate to. Humor is the best medicine.
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  8. Top 5 Breast Cancer Breakthroughs of 2018

    Top 5 Breast Cancer Breakthroughs of 2018
    With nearly 14,000 medical journals related to breast cancer published in 2018 alone, researchers are throwing major punches in the fight against breast cancer. Discover our top 5 breakthroughs here.
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  9. Breast Cancer Awareness Gift Guide

    Breast Cancer Awareness Gift Guide
    Whether you're a fighter, survivor or supporter, promoting breast cancer awareness is important to all of us. Looking for gifts that show breast cancer awareness? We have several unique suggestions and ideas that you'll love.
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  10. BRCA Gene & Cancer Risk

    BRCA Gene & Cancer Risk
    Take a proactive approach to your health by learning more about the BRCA gene and how it can affect your risk of developing breast cancer.
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  11. Essential Oils for Breast Cancer

    Essential Oils for Breast Cancer
    Discover the multiple benefits of essential oils, including what it can do as a complementary treatment for breast cancer.
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  12. Awareness Ribbon Gingerbread Cookies: Recipe and Free Printable PDF

    Awareness Ribbon Gingerbread Cookies: Recipe and Free Printable PDF
    These thoughtful and simple awareness ribbon gingerbread cookies make a perfect gift for cancer patients and survivors. Read this article to find out how to make them, and get a free printable PDF of the recipe.
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  13. Top 5 Breast Cancer Breakthroughs of 2017

    Top 5 Breast Cancer Breakthroughs of 2017
      Discover hope with our our top five breakthroughs in new breast cancer treatments or developments in potential markers and causes for 2017. Read them here.
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  14. Essential Oils for Cancer: What You Need to Know

    Essential Oils for Cancer: What You Need to Know
    Can essential oils help cure cancer? Discover the facts about aromatherapy and chemotherapy.
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  15. Mastectomy & Post Surgery Bra Hacks

    Mastectomy & Post Surgery Bra Hacks
    Thousands of women lament about not being able to find a bra after a mastectomy or breast surgery. Women who have been there are a great source for bra hacks. Discover helpful tips for selecting a bra from other survivors.
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  16. Turmeric and Breast Cancer

    Turmeric and Breast Cancer
    Several animal studies suggest turmeric has therapeutic properties for different types of cancer including breast, colon, stomach, prostate, and lung. However, many experts suggest that turmeric does not live up to its medicinal hype. 
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  17. What Cancer Cannot Do

    What Cancer Cannot Do
    Get inspired with the "What Cancer Cannot Do" poem which helped encourage our Headcovers founder during her battle with cancer 25 years ago. Read it here!
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  18. 12 Breast Cancer Quotes to Inspire You

    12 Breast Cancer Quotes to Inspire You
    Here are 12 beat cancer quotes that reflect the wide spectrum of people touched by breast cancer – mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, fathers, sons, husbands, and brothers – many of whom are well-known celebrities. We hope these kick cancer quotes provide inspiring positivity on your personal breast cancer journey.
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  19. 5 Unique Breast Cancer Awareness Gifts

    5 Unique Breast Cancer Awareness Gifts
    In honor of breast cancer awareness, we’ve chosen five unique items that make ideal and thoughtful cancer gifts.
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  20. Top 12 Breast Cancer Memes

    Top 12 Breast Cancer Memes
    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we've rounded up the very best breast cancer memes. These relatable and inspirational breast cancer memes are sure to make you laugh and brighten your day.
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  21. Top 5 Breast Cancer Breakthroughs of 2016

    Top 5 Breast Cancer Breakthroughs of 2016

    Although breast cancer diagnosis and mortality rates have steadily decreased over the last three decades, about 40,450 women in the U.S. were expected to lose their lives to breast cancer in 2016. The decrease in breast cancer incidence coupled with ongoing innovative research provides hope for the future. A PubMed search generated nearly 8,000 research articles related to breast cancer research published to date in peer-reviews journals in 2016 alone, making selecting the top five quite a challenge. The five below reflect either top new breast cancer treatments or breakthroughs in potential markers and causes.

     


     

    BRCA-1 Research

     

    Many women who have the BRCA1 genetic mutation decide to have preventive mastectomies due to the high risk of breast cancer. Using samples of breast tissue donated by women with the faulty BRCA1 gene, researchers

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  22. Cancer Survivors Share Their Best Advice

    Cancer Survivors Share Their Best Advice
    We asked cancer survivors to give those starting chemotherapy some advice. The responses were overwhelming. See what they had to say at Headcovers!
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