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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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Mom Has Cancer. Her Son Reacts.

My friend Julie Levine had everything I lacked: A charmed childhood, beautiful kids. I might have envied her had she not been the nicest person I ever met. And, therefore, a magnet for cancer. (On an Internet bulletin board I … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Edwards: Topic No. 1 for a Coupla Sick Chicks Sitting Around Talking

The post you are reading is not the way this project was supposed to begin. My friend Julie and I had talked about a project with the working title: “Coupla Sick Chicks” (with apologies to the 1981 play, “A Coupla White … Continue reading

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Facebook Wants to Know Where I Like My Purse. Here’s Where They Can Put It.

It’s meme season again. Last year about this time, lots of women found this message in their Facebook mailboxes: “Help spread the wings of breast cancer awareness by putting the color of your bra as your status. Just the color, … Continue reading

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Cancer and the Color Wars: Pink? Teal? Purple?

The late summer teal dusk of September is leaving us. You did know that September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and that teal is the ribbon color, didn’t you? And of course you saw the woman with Teal Toes. Oh … Continue reading

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