Article Ideas: Writing About Breast Cancer

I was searching through a magazine website and saw ABC Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts on the cover of a Women & Cancer Magazine. While unfortunate, it is pretty clear that there is a pretty big audience of women who have survived cancer, have been recently diagnosed with cancer, or have loved ones who are going through a cancer diagnosis. The existence of this print publication is proof of that. No one will incur the cost of publishing a magazine without knowing that there is audience for it.

That’s why if you are in a niche that can serve this very special community of women, then right now is a great time to write about breast cancer for these readers. October is breast cancer awareness month and major media outlets will cover it. Therefore if you write content on the topic, you have a good chance of being used as a resource or reference for a reporter.

It’s also a good idea to write content for family members of breast cancer survivors, because they are often overlooked and forgotten about.

We often mention ovarian cancer when we talk about breast cancer because of the tendency for some women to have genetic markers that predict that if they suffer from breast cancer that there is a chance they will get ovarian cancer. So you can write about these two cancers in tandem.

If you have read tons of basic information on breast cancer, breast cancer prevention, and breast cancer treatment — chances are you don’t write any more of the same. Especially if that’s not your expertise. That’s why it may be a good idea to give a more personal twist to your articles.

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If you’ve written something during breast cancer awareness month that you’d like to share so that we all can read it and pass it along to others, feel free to add the link to your article in the comments section below…

Comments

  1. says

    I’m amazed at the media offline as well as us bloggers here online giving response to the breast cancer awareness month. I already described it as being bombarded with facts, myths, research and fundraisings.
    I have yet to come across more unique articles like you are mentioning. Hadn’t searched (or thought) about articles from these angles yet, I have to admit. Great ideas!
    .-= Suzanne´s last blog ..Breast Cancer knowledge =-.

  2. says

    I’m amazed at the media offline as well as us bloggers here online giving response to the breast cancer awareness month. I already described it as being bombarded with facts, myths, research and fundraisings.
    I have yet to come across more unique articles like you are mentioning. Hadn’t searched (or thought) about articles from these angles yet, I have to admit. Great ideas!
    .-= Suzanne´s last blog ..Breast Cancer knowledge =-.

  3. Jenny says

    Hi there,
    Having lost my dear mother to Cancer and had grade3 breast cancer myself can tell you all quite a bit about both sides of the coin. The first side rushing home from a full days work looking after a busy home with 3 growing children and having to travel each and every day to nurse my mother right up to the last breath she took I wished her better. Going through her pain and begging God to take her so the pain would stop even though I didn’t want to lose her. Then to go through my own deal with Cancer working hard every day for a living then going home feeling shattered and sick all the time. Chemo and radiation do take a heavy toll on a body. I surfed the web as you do looking for hope. The only help I found was a site called http://www.healthwise-global.com I bought their CD and did what it said and I am still here today. You just have to take each day as your last and make it special

  4. Jenny says

    Hi there,
    Having lost my dear mother to Cancer and had grade3 breast cancer myself can tell you all quite a bit about both sides of the coin. The first side rushing home from a full days work looking after a busy home with 3 growing children and having to travel each and every day to nurse my mother right up to the last breath she took I wished her better. Going through her pain and begging God to take her so the pain would stop even though I didn’t want to lose her. Then to go through my own deal with Cancer working hard every day for a living then going home feeling shattered and sick all the time. Chemo and radiation do take a heavy toll on a body. I surfed the web as you do looking for hope. The only help I found was a site called http://www.healthwise-global.com I bought their CD and did what it said and I am still here today. You just have to take each day as your last and make it special

  5. lulujune17 says

    Hi all,
    I am 28,i was diagnosed with stage 2b breast cancer on june 17,lost my left breast and going through chemo now,and then radiation,with a 5 year old boy,who just started kindergarten,and a husband in denial who is acting like i just have a flu! But you know what? I dont care,im enjoying my life,meeting with friends,laughing.making jokes about the way i looked when i started losing my hair!:)im enjoying my son,playing with him,reading,coloring,even when im feeling sick and tired,i don’t sleep during the day and let my boy wonder what is wrong with mommy(i never napped before). So ladies with breast cancer out there,please enjoy ur life,dont let cancer take happiness and hope and courage from you,its only a disease,like any other disease,you can fight it,there is a cure for everything,and it starts with you,what you believe,what you want. For me,i want to live long enough to see my boy a successful happy man,chances are,i won’t have more kids,because i will be on hormone therapy for the next 5 years,and i was told there is a big chance i will get infertile. And you know what,i dont care either,i have a healthy beautiful boy and that is all i care about. I will fight anything and everything for him. I am getting more support from friends than im getting from my husband,and im not letting this affect me in any way,and anyone of you,don’t let anything affect you,you deserve a wonderful life and you can live one if you believe enough. I feel stronger than ever,sometimes i thank god i got cancer,because i honestly saw life differently and now i know how im blessed with lots and lots of things that i never saw as a blessing! I never cried,not once since i was diagnosed,not after mastectomy,not after i shaved my head,not when my husband went on a vacation to be with his family before my first chemo and came after my second one!!(he said he needs a break!!!) and i really did not care,because i know i will beat it with or without him,and i want to be a strong mother for my little boy,he deserves that.
    But tell you what,dont go and eat sushi after your chemo session,BAD IDEA!:)(i did that after my first chemo,and i just cant tell you how terrible i felt after an hour:) but it passed,couple of hours of being sick with a terrible heartburn,i was playing play-doh with my boy,and took my medication,and it passed,everything passes,nothing stays the way it is,even pain,even throwing up,even severe heartburn,just dont think about it,take your meds and enjoy life after that.I am doing this now,and will do it till the end. I deserve a good life after i lost my left breast,and i will create this life if i have to.
    I pray deep from my heart for each single woman with cancer,to survive it,and gain more strength along the way,and eventually get the life you always dreamed of.I know i will:)
    God bless you all

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