I have breast cancer and I agree with what this young woman in her thirties has to say.
Please put your bra back on and read:
So many of the people who commented on her blog spoke about their own battles with cancers…cancers that are virtually ignored compared to breast cancer. I sometimes feel that way about the type of breast cancer I have. Because it’s so rare, I haven’t found a single person who really KNOWS my journey.
My daughter had Stage III Colon Cancer in her twenties, diagnosed shortly after the birth of her third child. She now has popular blog about living green. http://naturemoms.com/blog/
Colon cancer in your twenties…the doctors allowed the cancer to grow to size of a grapefruit before they would take her seriously. With the chemo she developed Pancreatitis and almost died. She swears she’ll never do chemo again if her cancer returns. Where are the ribbons for colon cancer? They’re around, but how many know the color?
My sister died from Lung Cancer at age 45, just 8 months after her diagnosis. People are quick to assume lung cancer is all about smoking, but there are other contributors…asbestos, second-hand smoke, etc. And lately the news about second hand smoke has been devastating. Who is flying the colors for Lung Cancer?
And BTW, my cancer isn’t just pink,…
Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Teal and Pink for Hereditary Breast Cancer, Teal and Pink for Breast
(So my RARE cancer gets it’s own color.)
Isn’t that special? (Snark)
There are so many ribbons…what’s your story?
On the site above I learned that Lung Cancer’s ribbon color is pearl or white…how many of those do we see…and yet
Lung Cancer is the #1 KILLER
#2 KILLER is Colon Cancer
#3 KILLER is Breast Cancer
#4 KILLER is Pancreatic Cancer
#5 KILLER is Prostrate Cancer
While cancer death statistics can vary from place to place it is generally estimated that roughly 7.2 to 7.5 million people worldwide die from cancer each year.
In 2013 in the United States a total of 1,660,290 new cancer cases and 580,350 cancer deaths are projected to occur. And believe it or not the cancer rates are decreasing…
But wouldn’t we better served if we stopped buying all the pink accessories that donate a portion of their proceed to cancer and just give our money to the researchers themselves?
Side note: I’ve always disliked PINK!