Category Archives: metastatic breast cancer

Breast Cancer Is Not Pink

Reluctantly, I am writing a version of the October pink post. I didn’t want to. I’m tired of talking about the stupid parade of pink crap that businesses pitch, using breast cancer as a way to generate business. I’m tired … Continue reading

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It’s Not A Party

My email is flooded with emails from all sorts of groups wanting me to come to, support, or post their Breast Cancer Awareness event. Facebook and Twitter are awash in pink parties. “Come celebrate with us,” “it’s a party!” Lots … Continue reading

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Retying The Pink Ribbon

It’s here. There’s no denying it. Pink. Like a river swollen beyond it’s banks, it’s flooding the land. There is much written and discussed within the breast cancer community about the commercialization, sexualization, profiteering, forced positivity, denial of reality, party … Continue reading

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A Good Day

Yesterday was a good day. This is the time of year when I get to visit what feels like every doctor in the world. Well, at least my world. Mammo was earlier this week – all OK. Yesterday was oncologist … Continue reading

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A Few Sad Goodbyes

At the top of Kilimanjaro, we raised prayer flags and took part in a Relay for Life. We celebrated life and remembered those lost to cancer. I had carried just one prayer flag up the mountain – for Chez. There … Continue reading

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Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness

Today, October 13, is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) is the spread of the disease to other parts of the body, typically the bones, brain, lungs, or liver. For all the pink hoopla of October, it … Continue reading

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