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post #16 of 25
I have no problem with breast cancer being a what you call "celebrity disease". if it makes some women who otherwise wouldn't be familiar with examinations and detections to go to a clinic or see a doctor then it has served a purpose.
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post

I have no problem with breast cancer being a what you call "celebrity disease". if it makes some women who otherwise wouldn't be familiar with examinations and detections to go to a clinic or see a doctor then it has served a purpose.

+1

Any reminder helps
post #18 of 25
I have my mother dying in the next room of uterine cancer. I was pondering this some time ago, "Why is it that breast cancer publicity is ubiquitous, and female gynaecological cancer is woefully under-championed in comparison? Ovarian gets some trivial press, and no one hears of uterine cancer at all.
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by Amelorn View Post

I have my mother dying in the next room of uterine cancer. I was pondering this some time ago, "Why is it that breast cancer publicity is ubiquitous, and female gynaecological cancer is woefully under-championed in comparison? Ovarian gets some trivial press, and no one hears of uterine cancer at all.

Thoughts are with you mate.
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by Sir Humphrey Appleby View Post


Thoughts are with you mate.

+1.
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Amelorn View Post

I have my mother dying in the next room of uterine cancer. I was pondering this some time ago, "Why is it that breast cancer publicity is ubiquitous, and female gynaecological cancer is woefully under-championed in comparison? Ovarian gets some trivial press, and no one hears of uterine cancer at all.

Sorry for your mum..

Mine died years ago from brain tumour and it was very hard to handle emotionally..

Brain tumours, bowel and uterine cancer are obviously more disturbing to the average person in the street than breast cancer..

Brain tumours have terrible recovery rates and people are terrified by them and bowel/uterine are still suffering from the sexual/scatological references they carry...
post #22 of 25
Cancer is not for celebrities alone. My friend's wife having breast cancer and they are having a baby (just 2 months). She is under heavy treatment. There must be some invention to cure cancer.
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post


+1.

+2

I think "the problem" as such is that the Susan G. Komen Foundation is now more interested in selling pink ribbons and other tchotchke and that diverts funds to, you know, actual research and shit. I think it was linked here but there is something like $1b that SGKF sells, er, raises every year for awareness. That's I think the real problem I mean it makes sense why breast cancer gets so much attention. But yeah, there are genuine problems about many large non-profits like SGKF which turn into brand instead of causes.
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by cyprusholidays View Post

Cancer is not for celebrities alone. My friend's wife having breast cancer and they are having a baby (just 2 months). She is under heavy treatment. There must be some invention to cure cancer.

That must be awful..

On top of fighting your own demons when faced with the big C , you also have to deal with the fact you may not be there to help your child growing up..

Bless her..

Al my thoughts are with her.
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post


That must be awful..

On top of fighting your own demons when faced with the big C , you also have to deal with the fact you may not be there to help your child growing up..

Bless her..

Al my thoughts are with her.

Thank you.
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