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Topic: Pinktober Revolution

Forum: Emotional Crises: Anxiety, Depression & Other Emotional Effects —

Meet and support others who are affected by these issues around breast cancer fears, diagnosis and treatment.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2012 02:03AM - edited Dec 23, 2015 10:34PM by sas-schatzi

sas-schatzi wrote:

We support the efforts to bring awareness to breast cancer during the month of October, but we are frustrated by Pinking and Pinkwashing. Please, join us as we seek to improve knowledge re: breast cancer.

Vision Statement:To bring full awareness of the reality of breast cancer to the general public; the surgeries, the treatments and the horror that there is NO cure. To ensure that proceeds donated to the cause are publically noted and distributed in an appropriate manner for the community in which the funds were raised. To keep corporations accountable for the use of pink products and the medical field driven to move the cure closer to the finish line.

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Archive storage for Pintober Revolution-non discussion area

This is just a sampling of the bonehead comments we hear all the time. Thanks Scuttlers for finding this :)

scuttlers wrote: I may make a copy, put on the fridge, and play bingo for one week. If I get a "Bingo", hubby takes me to dinner. If I get a "full card", I get a full spa treatment. Then all those idiots would be wondering why I jump up and down and scream happily at their stupid and asinine remarks. :-). !!!!!

Breast Cancer Action webinar on Sexualization of breast cancer.

http://www.bcaction.org/resources/webinars/free-webinar-please-stop-staring-at-my-breasts-the-sexualization-of-breast-cancer/ Traveltext, 2015

Please ask Look Good Feel Better To Stop Giving Carcingoneic Products to Breast Cancer Patients through the Look Good Feel Better program JackBirdie, 2015.

American Cancer Society, Stop Giving Carcinogenic Cosmetics to Women With Cancer

Thurs. 29 October 2015 By Katy Skahill, Truthout | Op-Ed (BCO member Jackbirdie)

https://community.breastcancer.org/forum/102/topics/791442?page=89#post_4539402

Google hits sexualization Oct 2015 43,100

http://pinktobersucks.com/


Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out shouting "holy crap....what a ride".
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Aug 2, 2012 05:45AM - edited Aug 2, 2012 05:46AM by mostlymom

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tread gently.... Mammo & Ultrasound, 2-8-11. Needle Core Biopsy, 2-17-11. Lumpectomy 3-16-11. Completed 25 rads & 8 boosts Aug 5, 2011. Complete hysterectomy July 15, 2013. Dx 2/23/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 2, 2012 08:09AM GmaFoley wrote:

"Get over it" you say...Spend a week in my treatments and tell me how...

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 2, 2012 08:22AM Linda-n3 wrote:

"Look at the bright side..... [insert any stupid comment made here] ...."

"Survivorship is much tougher than dying!" or "Survivorship sucks when everyone is happy that you are alive but no one cares about your daily struggles with pain and effects of treatment years after you should be 'fine'"

etc...... I have to get on the road to a class, but boy, is my brain churning on this one!

Linda - "Loving to learn; learning to love." "Gratitude leads to joy. Joy leads to prayer. Prayer leads to gratitude." "Oh, what fresh new hell is this???" - Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory Dx 7/14/2010, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 19/23 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 8/2011, IDC, Stage IIIC Dx 9/2012, IDC, Stage IIIC Dx 12/2012, IDC, Stage IV
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Aug 2, 2012 08:38AM barbe1958 wrote:

FOCTOBER!!! Find a CURE!!

Dx 12/10/2008, IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/16/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 2/4/2016, IDC: Papillary, Left, Stage IV, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/11/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 2/17/2016 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Aug 2, 2012 08:42AM ro-berta wrote:

OH Barbe, I love that one!!!!!

Surgery 5/15/2012 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 5/31/2012, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, ER-/PR- Surgery 7/3/2012 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Breast
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Aug 2, 2012 11:52AM PatMom wrote:

Wearing pink never CURED anyone


We're aware, now let's find a CURE

Until the time when someone comes up with a definitive "cure", we each have to cobble together what we believe will be the most effective treatment that we can live with, not merely survive.
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Aug 2, 2012 12:39PM - edited Aug 3, 2012 01:48PM by veggy

This might need an extra-extra large tee shirt...

B - bruised, black & blue, bills, biopsy

R - radiation, raw, relapse

E - emotionally exhausted, excision

A - awful, adverse effects, anemia, aspirate, assinine doctors

S - struggles, side effects, swollen. scars, scared, sleepless nights, surgery

T - taste alteration, tired, treatments, tumor

C - chemotherapy, chemicals

A- appointments, appointments, appointments

N - neoropathy, nausea, needles, nervous, new normal, neulasta, nadir

C - crying, cranky, carcinoma, complication, core needle biopsy

E -encapsulated, excision, extravasation

R - relapse, rough, recurrence

Doesn't look so pink anymore!

(sorry for any typo's.)

Biography: "Having cancer gave me membership in an elite club I'd rather not belong to." - Gilda Radner, Saturday Night Live *********** (Me -stage 4)
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Aug 2, 2012 12:50PM sas-schatzi wrote:

MY pain doesn't exist?

Let me give you an example.

Where would like it?

Searing , cutting or burning?

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Aug 2, 2012 02:10PM Mini1 wrote:

Barbe gets my vote. PatMom is a close second. No one gives a rat's a** what color bra you announce you wear on Facebook. Cancer sucks comes to mind, but that's a given. Also, I don't want to hear your story about someone you know that died from BC when they least expected it, but thanks anyway!

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11 Surgery 4/16/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 2, 2012 03:09PM Kate33 wrote:

Veggy- LOVE yours!

How about-

F*** Awareness-

Find a Cure!

or

PINK STINKS!

Breast Cancer is a disease, not a marketing opportunity. 

Kate33 "Yes, they're fake. (@)(@) The real ones tried to kill me." Dx 12/27/2009, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes
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Aug 2, 2012 03:27PM Stormynyte wrote:

Find a cure, I'm tired of walking.

There is nothing pink about 40,000 deaths yearly.

We are aware, find a cure!

It can't rain forever. Dx 10/28/2011, IDC, 3cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 4/11 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2011 Surgery 5/17/2012 Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 11/26/2012 AC Chemotherapy 1/28/2013 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 2/20/2013 Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Aug 2, 2012 03:29PM Mini1 wrote:

I laike that Stormy - tired of walking.

How bout quit working on how to help men get it up and start working on getting cancer out?

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11 Surgery 4/16/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 2, 2012 03:51PM julz4 wrote:

Good job All of You!!!!! Totally Loving it!!! The sayings ONLY of course!

DX Papillary Thyroid Cancer 2/15/2018, DX-5/15/2012, Partcial Mastectomy 5/22/201, DX-5/30/2012, Tumor DCIS/MI 2.8cmStage T1, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-PR-. 9-/25/2014 Review of slides with new Dr's at Hopkins 1.5mm invasion found.
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Aug 2, 2012 04:45PM janhart wrote:

Kate, you got it right....."breast cancer is a disease, not a marketing opportunity."

Love it!

Jan Dx 3/10/2011, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR- Surgery 5/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left, Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 1/7/2012 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Aug 2, 2012 05:50PM FireKracker wrote:

I think Barb says it best....altho there are lots of good ones..

FUCKTOBER....Find a damn cure/vacine.

Focktober!!!!Pink stinks!!!!
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Aug 2, 2012 06:21PM sas-schatzi wrote:

KNew there were going to be some great responses.

Someone, please,  make a good phrase for the stupid statement that is

"you got the good kind of cancer"......

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Aug 2, 2012 06:33PM PatMom wrote:

There is no "good kind" of cancer

Until the time when someone comes up with a definitive "cure", we each have to cobble together what we believe will be the most effective treatment that we can live with, not merely survive.
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Aug 2, 2012 06:37PM msjag wrote:

Screw  "Think Pink"...  THink CURE!

The only "good kind" of cancer is in the minds of people who don't have it

I love this thread!!!!

Dx 9/29/2010, IDC, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Aug 2, 2012 06:40PM veggy wrote:

I like msjag's idea.

Biography: "Having cancer gave me membership in an elite club I'd rather not belong to." - Gilda Radner, Saturday Night Live *********** (Me -stage 4)
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Aug 2, 2012 06:52PM Blessings2011 wrote:

Not a slogan, but I long for the day when we can PREVENT cancer, not just cure it.

Dx 9/15/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/5/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 8/22/2012 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 9/5/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 10/22/2013 Femara (letrozole)
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Aug 2, 2012 08:13PM Mini1 wrote:

We'd have that now if 99% of men were getting cancer and 1% of women. 

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11 Surgery 4/16/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 2, 2012 08:22PM julz4 wrote:

"Cancer Kills.....what's good about that!"

DX Papillary Thyroid Cancer 2/15/2018, DX-5/15/2012, Partcial Mastectomy 5/22/201, DX-5/30/2012, Tumor DCIS/MI 2.8cmStage T1, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-PR-. 9-/25/2014 Review of slides with new Dr's at Hopkins 1.5mm invasion found.
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Aug 2, 2012 08:28PM Kate33 wrote:

"Stop Pinkwashing, Start Researching"

"Race for the Cure?  It's not racing if you're standing still!"

Kate33 "Yes, they're fake. (@)(@) The real ones tried to kill me." Dx 12/27/2009, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes
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Aug 2, 2012 09:21PM chabba wrote:

Symbol - "The Ribbon" in the ugliest shade of camoflage green imaginable

below - Breast Cancer isn't pretty

Dx 5/25/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 2, 2012 10:00PM Kate33 wrote:

One of our members (wish I could remember who so I could give them credit) said-

The only thing pink about breast cancer is the scars it leaves behind.

Kate33 "Yes, they're fake. (@)(@) The real ones tried to kill me." Dx 12/27/2009, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes
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Aug 2, 2012 10:51PM janhart wrote:

I had to laugh at "the good kind of cancer". When I got my diagnosis the doctor called me at home and said, "you do have cancer, but not the bad kind."

Enjoying this thread!

Jan Dx 3/10/2011, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR- Surgery 5/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left, Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 1/7/2012 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Aug 2, 2012 11:23PM - edited Aug 2, 2012 11:29PM by kyliet

" I hate the 'new' normal"

Chemo is NOT easy 'these days' 

When life gives you a 100 reasons to cry, show life you have a 1000 reasons to smile. Mulitfocal, ECE, lymph. channel invasion, Chemo. RADs. Arimidex. Monthly Zoladex. Dx 11/11/2011, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 3/26 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 3, 2012 12:11AM - edited Aug 3, 2012 12:30AM by sas-schatzi

Kate WOW. This one line could be a book. Hope you don't mind if I add to it.

The only thing that cancer leaves behind is the scars

                          To our bodies 

         To our souls

                                                 To our lives

     To our relationships

                                To everything we hold precious

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Aug 3, 2012 08:06AM voraciousreader wrote:

Breast Cancer Survivor Does NOT Define Me. I am a LIFETIME warrior.

Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Aug 3, 2012 09:55AM 1Athena1 wrote:

START TO THINK 

BOYCOTT PINK

Anyone diagnosed with cancer should learn to have a healthy disrespect for statistics. Statistics are maths. It's the science which still eludes us. Dx 3/2009, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/8 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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