get real about breast cancer

Sure, I appreciate all the money that's been raised in search of a cure. But I can't be the only one who dreads Breast Cancer Awareness Month and all things Pink.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

This mock-up of Cosmo magazine was one of a series of public service ads placed at bus benches in San Francisco. Now, THAT's Real Breast Cancer Awareness!


At 7:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That 1-in-8 figure gives me the chills. THAT is effective.

Here's my question though. What do we do with this information besides get a lump in our stomachs? That's another problem with the pink ribbon bull, too. I'm hard pressed to see how walking a 5K will help The Cause. what can I do TODAY to help keep my daughter from getting it? That's what I wanna know.

At 8:17 PM, Blogger --Sher-- said...

You can put her in a bubble, daughter knows she has an elevated risk of breast cancer but she also knows that I had a great diet and exercised and did the right things, so I doubt her risk will affect her life choices.

I don't like the pink, as you know, but the walks do some good. A friend of mine has had her life extended because she takes the drug Herceptin, which was researched with funds from Komen. Obviously it's far easier to research treatments than to find causes. It's not like you can put women in two random groups and give one cancer. But it is depressing at times to realize that there just isn't much we can do to prevent it.

At 8:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah. I think we were all pretty angry that nursing for 20 years total didn't spare my mom from getting it. (Although now, I think it may have saved her life because she ignored the lump for several years.)

I don't want to raise bubble kids, but it's really scary to think about what I might be doing, meaning well, that is increasing my kids' risks.

At 3:35 PM, Blogger nada said...

The photo is shocking. In all my research on the subject I have never run across one like this. Maybe I didn't want to. It's better to see what reality really is. Thanks for directing me to this blog. I'll be back.


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