The #FreeTheNipple campaign was apparently a success, as The Huffington Post U.K. reported that Facebook has quietly stepped back from its ban on photos of women breast-feeding in which their nipples are revealed.
Robin Roberts, co-host of ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” who shared the stories of her battles with breast cancer and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with the public, shared another fact about her personal life in a post on Facebook, coming out and mentioning her “longtime girlfriend, Amber.”
University of Colorado Health launched an easy Facebook application to help women assess their own risk of breast cancer, in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, The Coloradoan reported. It takes less than one minute for women to visit the Cancer Risk Tool app and answer a few quick questions about their breast health.
The no-win situation that Facebook often finds itself in when it comes to censorship of content on the social network reared its ugly head again this week with the controversy over whether videos depicting beheading should be allowed or deleted.
Caribou Coffee is brewing up a social campaign to help benefit CancerCare, a national organization that provides professional services for people managing the emotional and financial challenges of cancer.
Facebook used its Help Center to outline its policy on photos of people who have undergone mastectomies, and it will refrain from deleting those photos from the social network, following a campaign by breast cancer survivors.
The group famous for the breast cancer pink ribbon faces about 20 negative posts per minute on Facebook over the sudden decision to pull funding of preventative breast cancer programs, such as mammograms, for low-income women at Planned Parenthood affiliates.
The Campaign for Cancer Prevention is using Facebook’s Causes application to direct individual donors to support eight new cancer research projects.
Here’s a look at some of the top breast cancer resources on Facebook.