Melissa Berry is the founder of Cancer Fashionista and someone who has been treated for triple-negative breast cancer. Melissa struggled to look and feel her best during such a difficult chapter of her life, which included chemotherapy and surgery. She began scouring the internet for beauty tips and tricks to help manage the appearance-related side effects of her experience, as well as for niche products that would help with her recovery from treatment. Melissa kept track of the best advice and items that she found and started the Cancer Fashionista blog to share her recommendations with other women facing similar diagnoses.
Cancer Fashionista quickly grew in popularity with its readers and followers on social media, and Melissa has become a trusted voice in the breast cancer community. She has been tapped by several media outlets, including the Associated Press, Self, and The Huffington Post, to share product recommendations and self-care tips for cancer patients.
Melissa has been recognized for her outstanding support of women affected by breast cancer by many organizations. In 2016, she received the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation’s Courage Award, and last year she was honored with the YWCA Bergen County’s Beacon of Light Award. In 2020, Melissa became a member of the board of trustees for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation.