Geralyn Lucas

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Geralyn Lucas is a breast cancer survivor and author of "Why I Wore Lipstick to my Mastectomy."


Lucas was 27 years old and working at the 20/20 television show when she discovered a lump in her breast that was diagnosed as breast cancer. As a result of the diagnosis, Lucas had a mastectomy. Lucas subsequently wrote a book, "Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy," which talked about her experience and discussed her attitude about overcoming the challenges of breast cancer. The book was made into an Emmy nominated movie that premiered on Lifetime television starring Sarah Chalke and Patti LaBelle in October 2006. The theme song "I am not my hair" for the movie was written by Pink and India.Arie.


Lucas has become an activist, informing women about breast cancer, and early detection. Lucas now speaks around the country about survival and how her life has changed following her mastectomy. Despite the circumstances, Lucas finds the joy in life and speaks about her experiences in an irreverent and humorous way perfect for any audience.

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