Category Archives: "Breast Cancer"
“Nipple Tattoos Help Breast Cancer Survivors Feel Like Women Again.” This was the headline of a July 2011 news article featuring The Beau Institute, which offers free nipple tattooing for breast cancer survivors. Is this a good idea? Is it safe? In May 2010, I published a post on the dangers of lead-based inks in
On February 5, 2013, New York Times columnist Mark Bittman wrote an article entitled “Cosmetics Wars.” I’d like to bring it to your attention for two reasons: 1. He notes that if all goes according to plan, next month the European Union will become “cruelty-free,” banning the sale of all cosmetic ingredients that were tested
I’ve posted about parabens before-those potentially harmful preservatives that are used in so many of our personal care products. These synthetic chemicals help keep products free of contamination, so they last longer. Parabens can act like estrogen in the body, however, and since estrogen is considered one of the primary influences on breast cancer, researchers
Think because you’re going through chemotherapy you can’t look good this holiday? Think again! This isn’t the time to stay home and hide. You need the interaction with your friends and family to remind yourself that you are still valued and loved, and to get your mind off your cancer treatments. Still, I know how