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Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy

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Director  Peter Werner
First episode date  October 23, 2006
Country  United States
7.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Biography, Comedy, Drama
Language  English
Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy movie poster
Release date  October 23, 2006 (2006-10-23)
Writer  Nancey Silvers, Geralyn Lucas (book)
Nominations  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie
Cast  Sarah Chalke (Geralyn Lucas), Jay Harrington (Tyler Lucas), Lally Cadeau (Geralyn's Mom), Harvey Atkin (Geralyn's father), Robin Brûlé (Wendy), Mayko Nguyen (Donna)
Similar movies  Cancer Vixen: A True Story, Love Cuts, Haut les coeurs!, Love Is All You Need, Tig, La vuelta a la tortilla

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Why I Wore Lipstick To My Mastectomy (known as Lipstick in some countries) is a 2006 television film that aired on Lifetime Television and starred Sarah Chalke. It is based on the memoir of the same name, written by Geralyn Lucas. The book and the TV movie, depict Geralyn Lucas's fight with breast cancer.


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Shortly after graduating from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Geralyn Lucas lands her dream job working for 20/20. Lucas is then diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 27 and has a dilemma — whether to have a lumpectomy or the potentially safer mastectomy. After consulting several doctors (including her husband) and researching the operations she decides to undergo a mastectomy. Her subsequent chemotherapy treatment leads to tensions within her marriage but the couple stays together. She also has breast reconstruction. The final shot is of Geralyn cradling her child, something she feared she would be unable to do. Geralyn meets several "angels" in the story, people who have been in similar positions to her and are able to dispense good advice.

The title refers to her belief that only confident women wear red lipstick.


  • Sarah Chalke as Geralyn Lucas
  • Jay Harrington as Tyler Lucas
  • Lally Cadeau as Geralyn's mother
  • Harvey Atkins as Geralyn's father
  • Robin Brule as Wendy
  • Mayko Nguyen as Donna
  • Julie Kahner as Meredith
  • Patti LaBelle as Moneisha
  • Conrad Pla as Cuban Taxi Driver
  • Geoffrey Pounsett as Dr. Bob Bradley
  • Jordan Baker as Adam
  • Andrew Gillies as Victor
  • Yanna MacIntosh as Dr. Crone
  • Janet Lo as Mammogram Nurse
  • Elizabeth Saunders as Dr. Meadows
  • John Bourgeois as Dr. Frank
  • Laurie Elliott as Woman With New Breasts
  • Marcia Diamond as Mrs. Jackson
  • Dwight McFee as Newsstand Guy
  • Nicky Guadagni as Photographer
  • Dax Ravina as Tattoo Artist
  • Lisa Merchant as Chemo Nurse
  • Kim Roberts as Operating Room Nurse
  • References

    Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy Wikipedia
    Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy IMDb Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy

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