This October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Daily Muse is highlighting the lives and work of people who have dedicated their careers to breast cancer: the researchers who are learning more about the disease, the doctors searching for solutions, the activists bringing education and awareness to our communities, and the professionals who are caring for those who have been diagnosed.

If you’ve ever thought about turning the fight against breast cancer into your career, read on for six inspiring interviews.

Here’s to hope—and to a cure.

 

Let’s F*** Cancer: How Yael Cohen is Changing Cancer Awareness

Yael Cohen started a cancer organization like no other and has some sage advice for anyone looking to fight cancer in a new way.

 

On the Front Lines of Breast Cancer: Dr. Lisa McGrail

While most of her time is spent with breast cancer patients, Dr. Lisa McGrail is also helping research some of the coolest technologies in breast cancer care.

 

Transforming Breast Cancer Recovery: Dr. Elizabeth Chabner Thompson

As a radiation oncologist, Dr. Thompson has always helped women with breast cancer. But a personal experience with the disease inspired her to do even more.

 

Brilliant, Bold, and Bright Pink: Bright Pink Founder Lindsay Avner

At age 23, Lindsay Avner became the youngest woman in the U.S. to undergo a preventative mastectomy. She then founded Bright Pink, a nonprofit that promotes breast cancer education, early detection, and prevention in young women.

 

David Jay, Photographer and Creator of The SCAR Project

The SCAR Project is a shockingly raw, yet strikingly beautiful, photo series that shows a side of breast cancer we’re not used to seeing: the reality.


Communications for the Cure: Susan G. Komen's PR Pro

We chatted with Kiki Burger, who does PR for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, to see how she uses her communications career to fight breast cancer.

 

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