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Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy (2006)

A young woman tries to keep a positive attitude while battling breast cancer.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Geralyn Lucas
Tyler Lucas
Lally Cadeau ...
Geralyn's Mom
Geralyn's Dad
Cuban Taxi Driver
Dr. Bob Bradley
Yanna McIntosh ...
Dr. Crone
Mammogram Nurse


Based on a true story and memoir under the same name. With so many things going good in her life-great husband and friends, wonderful family, dream job-the last thing 27-year-old Geralyn Lucas expects is to be diagnosed with breast cancer. While having fear and doubts, Geralyn finds self-acceptance by relying on courage, humor, and her red lipstick. Written by r2k443

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Securing Copies for Hospital Library
10 November 2006 | by (Minnesota, United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is excellent and helpful for those dealing with breast cancer.

My friends at my oncology unit recommended that I see the film to further understand the choices and the emotional impact of working with the disease. They have all suggested that a copy of the film (either VHS or DVD) be placed in the hospital library where I volunteer so that others may view the film.

My sister is dealing with breast cancer and doesn't have cable, so this would be the only way that she will see it.

Does anyone know how to secure a legal copy that can be placed in that library? I don't want to record it off the air and then pass it off as legal since that is just plain stealing. I would like to work on this as a gift to all my friends dealing with any form of cancer. We need all the support we can get.

If you know how to accomplish this, you can certainly email me personally.

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