Topic: breast cancer

Monthly Breast Self-Exams: Do You Do Them? Blisstree Writers Weigh In

Monthly Breast Self-Exams: Do You Do Them? Blisstree Writers Weigh In

The other day, one of my friends tweeted that she had just completed her monthly breast self-exam. Despite my ardent interest in my own health (Yes, I am the woman who makes her own kombucha, uses a menstrual cup and goes to the gynecologist armed with charts of my most recent cycles), I’ve never actually done a breast self-exam, and I’m not exactly sure why it’s not a priority for me. Interested, I decided to ask my fellow Blisstree writers if they do breast self-checks. Here’s our conversation: More »

Photographer Humanizes Breast Cancer In Series Of Late Wife’s Fight

Photographer Humanizes Breast Cancer In Series Of Late Wife's Fight

Breast cancer is terrifying. We can pour out statistics on how many people are diagnosed each year, on mortality rates, on who’s getting more of it and who’s most at risk…all of it is important information, but no number can give us an idea of the actual experience. In a heartbreakingly honest documentation of his late wife Jennifer’s fight with breast cancer, photography Angelo Merendino shows the face — the devastating, painful, slow face — of what the disease is like.of this disease. More »

Introducing Alloro, A Clothing Line Specifically For Breast Cancer Survivors

Introducing Alloro, A Clothing Line Specifically For Breast Cancer Survivors

As we’ve heard from breast cancer survivors before, finding clothing that fits well after a mastectomy or double mastectomy can be very tough. Coupled with the emotional changes that a survivor goes through, these frustrations can be extremely difficult to come to terms with, as they’re a constant reminder of the traumatic experience that person has gone through. But two women are trying to change this. More »