Articles By: Cathy Bueti

FASHIONISTA!…Think You Can’t Be One Because You Have Cancer??

FASHIONISTA!…Think You Can’t Be One Because You Have Cancer??
During my treatment for breast cancer I watched many Sex and the City episodes. I envied all the girls and the fabulous outfits that were draped over their perfect bodies. When I looked in the mirror at my mastectomy scars and my bald head, truth be told it was hard to feel good about myself. I was...
September 12th, 2012 | cancer lifestyle, Featured Article | Read More

Pink Revisited . . . 20 Years of Cause Marketing

I have often shared my issues with the pink ribbon and cause marketing. I am a big supporter of Breast Cancer Action’s (BCA) Think Before You Pink campaign because they challenge companies that may use pink to increase their sales especially those who produce products with ingredients linked...
August 29th, 2011 | Life After Cancer | Read More

Scanxiety . . . How Do You Deal?

So one would think that after 9 years I would be used to followup visits and tests. I stupidly thought I would get to a point where I would be scanxiety free. In the beginning I went for visits every 3 months, then after 3 years I went every 6 months and then when at the 5 year mark I graduated to once...
September 2nd, 2010 | Life After Cancer | Read More

Sex and the City 2 . . . Breast Cancer Survivors And Hormone Therapy? I Think Not!

I am a HUGE fan of Sex and the City (SATC). So huge that the show was the inspiration for the title of my memoir Breastless in the City. I was pleased to see that the show addressed breast cancer through Samantha’s character during Season 6. As a young single woman going through it myself I thought...
June 16th, 2010 | Uncategorized | Read More

Twin Titties . . . A New Low In Breast Cancer Fundraising

When I heard about this I gasped. There is a bar in Minneapolis raising money for breast cancer by having women enter their boobs in a contest. I for one am not a big fan of the “T” word. I prefer “Boobs”not that a word change would have helped quell my disdane for this offensive...
June 10th, 2010 | Life After Cancer, Uncategorized | Read More

Cancer . . . Was It Just Part of The Plan?

“Please don’t forget to wear your seat belt.” I said to him for the millionth time. “You worry too much Cat. It doesn’t matter if I wear my seatbelt or not. If its my time to go I will go no matter what.” he said Paul and I had that conversation the morning he was...
May 20th, 2010 | Life After Cancer | Read More

Kathy Griffin’s Public Pap . . . Did She Go Too Far?

I think it is great when celebrities draw attention to various causes. But I have to say I was a little startled when I heard about Kathy Griffin’s “Smear Campaign”. She had a pap smear done in public that was filmed for an upcoming episode of her show “My Life On the D-List”...
May 3rd, 2010 | Life After Cancer | Read More

Pink Nausea Hits Fast Food Market . . . KFC Teams Up With Komen To Save Some Boobs

When I heard about Buckets for the Cure it turned my stomach much like fast food fried chicken would. What kind of a toxic combo is this anyway? Ummmm…..yes lets encourage people to consume fried chicken that is unhealthy in order to donate 50 cents to Komen and fight a disease linked to poor nutrition....
April 13th, 2010 | Life After Cancer | Read More

Rescheduling My Annual Mammo. . . Why Does It Feel Like I Committed a Crime?

As 2009 drew to a close my boob started to hurt. It happens like clockwork each year as my annual mammo draws near. It was scheduled for March 2. That and a followup visit with my breast surgeon. In an effort to put myself first and explore new creative interests I came upon a flyer for a painting class...
April 9th, 2010 | Life After Cancer | Read More

Vitamins Increasing Breast Cancer Risk . . . What’s Up With That?

It can be dizzying trying to follow all the different studies regarding breast cancer. Like some of you I want to do all I can to prevent this horrible disease or at the very least reduce my risk factors. So I was a tad alarmed when I read about a recent study that came out about vitamins increasing...
April 3rd, 2010 | Life After Cancer | Read More