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Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy (2006)

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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
Janet Lo ...
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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Wonderful movie
27 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When my daughter and I turned on the TV Monday night neither of us had heard about this movie before. Having just lost a very dear friend to breast cancer we decided to watch it. I can't think of anything bad to say about this movie. It was wonderful, very moving but not sappy. Sarah Chalke gave a Emmy worthy performance. We've told anyone that might have missed it the first time to watch when it is on again this Saturday the 28th on Lifetime. It brought back memories both good and bad of our friend that we had lost. The movie shows all the different emotions that a cancer patient goes through in their battle. We especially loved when ever she found one of her angels.

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