Category Archives: Breast Cancer PSAs

Public service announcements.

Open Letter to Joan Lunden

I want to thank Joan Lunden and the people of TODAY of putting the spotlight, however brief, on metastatic breast cancer–the one that no one talks about.  A link to the TODAY spot is below. http://www.joanlunden.com/category/35-breast-cancer/item/453-today-show-pinkpower-day-3 Dear Ms. Lunden, You are … Continue reading

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The Robber Baron

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Facepalm

You all know my feelings about Susan G. Komen (see my commentary here, here, and here).  And it has always been puzzling to me that a woman whose sister supposedly died of breast cancer that metastasized would establish an organization … Continue reading

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OCCUPY #talkpink

  Please head over to Twitt

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#TALKPINK

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One More Thing!

Okay, just one more commentary on this ad campaign and I will move on. When I found out that I had breast cancer, the world-class surgeon to whom I was referred downplayed its seriousness.  When I look back, it has … Continue reading

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You Want It? You Got It.

Dear Ladies Who Want My Breast Cancer, I know that my blog posts and Twitter activity have been minimal since august of 2013. It was a miserable year filled with tests, pain, and uncertainty. I think I have been distant … Continue reading

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Excuses

Excuses. from ruivo! on Vimeo. Excuses make the breast cancer grow.

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Euphemisms

One of the critiques of pink ribbon culture is that in its desire to spread awareness of breast cancer prevention and detection, it often does so by attaching itself to the sexualization of women’s breasts in order to spread the … Continue reading

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