Category Archives: Cancer

Pinktober! Queue Another Stupid Facebook Meme

There’s a chill in the air. That used to mean leaves turning yellow and crimson, but now it means everything in sight turning pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October means a new Facebook meme that allegedly raises “awareness” of … Continue reading

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‘Pink Ribbons Inc.’: Patients Need Help, Not Hype

Pink ribbons. Pink food. Pink trash bins. Pink feather boas. Pink blenders. We’re drowning in pink, and not just in October. Everyone with eyes knows that Breast Cancer Awareness “Month” starts in spring and keeps chugging along until Thanksgiving. Between … Continue reading

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The healing path of dresses and waffles

I recently bought a sewing machine. Yes, I know that these days it’s cheaper to buy finished clothing than to buy cloth and sew a dress yourself. But I bought a sewing machine. Compounding the horror, I also bought a waffle … Continue reading

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Dying mom makes breast cancer video, begs the FDA to have a heart

Darlene Gant is dying of breast cancer. She’s been writing a decade’s worth of cards — birthday, graduation, wedding — for her 11-year-old son. Plus one extra envelope, sealed. That card is to be opened upon her death, which she believes … Continue reading

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Komen, Go Back to Your Roots

It seems the Komen Foundation folks were unprepared for the blowback — known in some circles as “Komen-tastrophe” — after their now apparently rescinded decision to halt funding to Nancy Brinker, founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the … Continue reading

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You Have Breast Cancer? Say What??

Brilliant.

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Ovarian Cancer Drug Fail (and that’s the good news?)

How bad is ovarian cancer? Here’s how bad: A drug that fails to prolong the lives of ovarian cancer patients was just declared the biggest breakthrough in 15 years. According to results of two international clinical trials, published last week, … Continue reading

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