breast cancer

Health

Life After a Double Mastectomy at 33

A young, single New York City woman is diagnosed with the genetic mutation that gave her mother breast cancer. After removing her breasts, unanswerable questions about her future loom large.
Elyssa Goodman
1.19.18
breast cancer

Overcoming a Mastectomy as a Young Woman

We spoke to five women under 35 who have undergone mastectomies about their recovery from breast cancer.
Milly McMahon
4.26.17
Health

What It’s Like to Get Breast Cancer As a 24-Year-Old Man

It's pretty awkward being a dude with a "female disease."
Kristen Domonell
4.26.16
guide

A Young Person's Guide to Checking Your Breasts for Cancer

It's the most common cancer affecting women, with one in eight being diagnosed at some point in our lives.
Matilda Whitworth
4.6.16
Stuff

My Long, Complicated Journey After Losing My Mother to Cancer

A eulogy to my mom, eight years late.
James Nolan
10.19.15
Art

'Thanks for the Mammaries' Battles Cancer with Contemporary Art

One artist crowdsources an archive of boob jokes for a cause.
Shana Nys Dambrot
10.2.15
Stuff

When Breast Cancer Strikes Without Symptoms

When my childhood best friend was diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer, she was 26 years old, beautiful, and athletic—and there was no tell-tale "lump."
Vicki Rox
8.29.15
Cancer

And Now This: Author Elizabeth Wurtzel Reckons with Breast Cancer

"So I have breast cancer, which like many things that happen to women is mostly a pain in the ass."
Elizabeth Wurtzel
2.5.15
The Hate Issue

I'm Dying Over Here

I hate doctors.
Toni Riss
12.1.04