14 Best Breast Cancer Awareness Videos
These videos will entertain, inform, & inspire.
The Best Breast Cancer Awareness Videos
The sad truth about breast cancer is that 1 in 8 U.S. women will be diagnosed at some time in her life. This tragic disease affects almost everyone in one way or another, and—thankfully—awareness is growing.
Despite the best efforts of advocates everywhere, there are still some major hurdles to jump in the fight against breast cancer. Increasing awareness and access to screening, reducing disparities in care, and finding a cure are all essential steps in the progress toward a future free from this terrible cancer. Check out what these videos are doing to change that.
“A Little Bit Better: Breast Cancer Awareness Month” with Keri Glassman
There’s no better way to start off a group of breast cancer videos than a classy informational clip of
By devoting just a few minutes to making your grip on breast cancer prevention just “A Little Bit Better,” you and your loved ones can help promote awareness and even save lives. Thanks for the reminder, Keri!
“Your Man Reminder” by Rethink Breast Cancer
Okay, ladies, get ready for this one. It’s hilarious, catchy, and more than a little bit sexy. Lots of
Seriously, though, this video is on a mission (besides publicizing a super-handy app): it wants all women to make breast self-exams a regular occurrence. If you know someone who needs a little push (or just a little eye candy), this is the video to end all videos. Just a warning: you may want to pivot your computer screen if you’re at work!
“Breast Cancer Awareness” Scottish PSA
If the hot guy video was enough to make you blush, then you’ll definitely want to wait for privacy before watching this next breast cancer video.
Maybe it’s a Scottish thing, or maybe it’s just effective advertising, but there’s no beating around the bush here. After all, the message is encouraging regular self-exams and real screening awareness (by showing lots of real breasts). As if that weren’t enough, the Scottish accent makes even breast cancer awareness sound cooler.
Tig Notaro Interview with Conan O’Brien
If you thought your own breast cancer story was bad, wait until you hear Tig Notaro’s. This comedian battled a life threatening bacterial illness, a break-up, the sudden death of her mother, a cancer diagnosis, and a double mastectomy in the space of four months. Yeah, that’s pretty hard to top.
Despite all of this,
“Yes” Official Musiq Soulchild Music Video
Yes, you read that correctly. R&B has literally made breast cancer awareness become “music to our ears.”
African American women are less likely than their Caucasian counterparts to get screened for breast cancer in time to catch it early. With campaigns like Circle of Promise (and videos like this!), hopefully that disparity will be quickly remedied.
“Join Us in the Fight Against Breast Cancer” by the American Cancer Society
Even in its short duration, this video reminds viewers that breast cancer affects us all—including men (who are, let’s face it, some of “boobies’” biggest fans). Check it out for a quick dose of humor and inspiration.
“2010 Gala Honorees” by Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Here it is: the first of the tearjerkers. You knew they were coming with a list like this. Living Beyond Breast Cancer compiled interviews of real-world breast cancer advocates and their inspiring personal stories. Watch with admiration and awe as these brave ladies lead you through their diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
This touching, polished video weaves the story of very different women with a similar punch line: victory and advocacy. All four of these honorees have risen like a phoenix from the ashes of a frightening diagnosis, and the world is a better (and healthier) place for it.
“I’m Gonna Love You Through It” Martina McBride Music Video
Time for some more music. This emotional song goes out to all women and families touched by breast cancer. It tells the story of a breast cancer diagnosis and the love that helps women win the greatest battle of their lives.
Interwoven with the music video are actual stories and quick interviews with real women and their families. This song poignantly shows the importance of family, friendship, support, and determination in the fight against cancer.
“A Tool that Finds 3X More Breast Tumors, and Why It’s Not Available to You” by Deborah Rhodes
This engaging TED Talk shares an interesting idea: breast cancer is often missed for a very simple reason. Dr. Deborah Rhodes of the Mayo Clinic talks about breast density and breast imagery, and explains to viewers how breast cancer is missed on many (many!) mammograms.
If you or a loved one has dense breast tissue, a mammogram may not detect a tumor. Listen to Dr. Rhodes explain a new imaging technology that emits less radiation, takes more images, and can detect tumors effectively even in very dense breast tissue. Learning about this technology may just save your life.
ABC Health Reporter Linda Hurtado Explains Her Cancer
Again with the tearjerkers. This excellent news story gets personal with a Florida ABC health reporter announcing—on the air—her recent diagnosis. Linda Hurtado tells her story, which started with the death of her mother from breast cancer.
Believing herself to be risk-free after testing negative for the breast cancer gene, Linda Hurtado contented herself with encouraging her viewers to get screenings. When in situ cancer was detected a short time later, Linda received a major reality check. Hear her heart-wrenching, candid personal tale of discovery and pre-surgery courage.
“Twin Sisters Who Overcame Breast Cancer on Mission to Save Lives” by KING5.com
This fascinating news story covers an unlikely (but true) tale. Twin sisters share pretty much everything, right? In this case, Kim and Stephanie Laverello shared a breast cancer diagnosis and even a chemo wig. They also discovered they shared the BRCA 1 gene with their mother and half-sister.
With mastectomies and the worst of breast cancer behind them, these unique sisters are on a mission to spread the word about BRCA 1 testing and breast cancer screening. The details of their story will give you chills; this is a must-see.
“Tattoo Artist Brings Hope to Breast Cancer Survivors” by HLNtv.com
Tattoo artists aren’t all about “I love Mom” and giant tiger body art. In fact, tattoo artist Vinnie Myer has dedicated himself to making breast cancer survivors literally feel whole again. Many women who undergo mastectomies may not be able to save the nipples; without them, many women feel incomplete.
Enter Vinnie. This empathetic tattoo genius puts his talent to work recreating life-like nipples for survivors. His work is as compassionate as his manner is caring. Find out how he even transformed his tattoo parlor to accommodate his very special survivor clientele in this amazing video.
University of Alabama “Breast Cancer Surgery”
This excellent Nucleus Medical Media breast cancer surgery is an excellent, informative digital rendering of lumpectomy and mastectomy surgery. Created for the
If you or a loved one is facing surgery, find out exactly what to expect. The video offers information that will be invaluable in understanding your own upcoming operation. Our hats are off to this media company for making breast surgery a little less daunting.
“Pink Glove Dance” by Providence Health & Services
Before it was really cool to wear pink ribbons and jump on the prevention bandwagon, this Providence health organization took advocacy and awareness to a whole new level. Funny, clever, and just a little bit ridiculous, this catchy video helped spread the word about the importance of pink gloves.
If you love seeing untalented dancers or flash mob-style skits, this is the video for you. Show it as an inspiration to spur on others in the creative, media-driven campaign to beat breast cancer. After all, if the “
14 Best Breast Cancer Awareness Videos
These breast cancer videos are the best of the best. They show viewers a new side of breast cancer, wholeheartedly support awareness and prevention, and boast a bit of flair as they do it. Each one has a unique story to tell (and often, a unique spot of background music to help).
It isn’t easy to create a catchy, meaningful video about breast cancer. These clips prove, however, that great stories and videos will always find a way to entertain, inform, and inspire. Do your part in the fight against breast cancer, and spread the word about these fantastic videos.