Topic: Pinktober Revolution

Forum: Mental Health: Because Cancer Doesn't Just Affect Your Breasts — Meet and support others who are affected by these issues around anxiety, depression & other emotional effects.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2012 11:03PM - edited Dec 23, 2015 07:34PM by sas-schatzi

Posted on: Aug 1, 2012 11:03PM - edited Dec 23, 2015 07:34PM 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.

A Look at Charitable & Non-Charitable Organizations

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/


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Oct 16, 2012 07:24PM sas-schatzi wrote:

Mini what should we do about it?  We have know idea who's reading us-----could be lot's of people producing stuff. I agree absolutely that Komen screwed up with Planned Parenthood.  tHAT MAY HAVE BEEN THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO BC sorry only briefly about caps, hit inadvertantly. But it is a point. Komen screwed up bigtime----heard a NPR thingy I think discussion.-whoe is me if I'm wrong. That it showed how far to the right the organization was and that they did not understand all the services offered to women and that their stance on womens issues was revealed once Brinker(sic) left. So, and well How often do I use those words-----hmmmm .............Well they kept everything  under the radar. Blew it when B left b/c the person below her didn't comprhend what she was doing, And had no comprhesion of Suffrage. The things they don't teach in school and the things people don't know that are in a power position. Had the idiot that replaced B , had a clue about womens issues, she would not have screwed up the Komen outfit. BUT it was to all of our advantage. Yeah, b/c we found out and every one did that the supposed biggest organization supporting women -WASN'T



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Oct 16, 2012 07:31PM - edited Feb 16, 2013 11:41AM by Cottontail

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oh these little earthquakes doesn’t take much to rip us into pieces Dx 3/27/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/25/2012 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 8/29/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 10/1/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 11/25/2012
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Oct 16, 2012 07:40PM sas-schatzi wrote:

Barbie I get your response Re: makeup the problem is if you go  to the sites that I have on the arhcive thread ---makes a story for non use of makeup. I have only routinely started to use make up b/c after one round of chemo I went totally gray---many colors of gray and it continues changing----but without makeup I look washed out. Do I care? Only in certain situations. But for anyone else--I care---if they make a choice about a product and don't know that it can harm them---that's wrong. BTW glad to see you back---sassy

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Oct 16, 2012 07:46PM specialk wrote:

As much as I like that BCRF allocates more cents on the dollar to research, I cannot discount its ties to Estee Lauder and the fact that they produce and market carcinogenic cosmetics.  The following is from an article entitled Pinkwashing with a Side of Breast Cancer, from the website Organic Authority:

Take this incredibly overt example: Estee Lauder. This mega cosmetic company owns not only their own namesake but a slew of other popular lines including Cliniqie, Origins, Prescriptives, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Bumble & Bumble and more. Though they trumpet breast cancer awareness - they even have a section devoted to it on their website - many of their products are not in line with the campaign. Select Bumble & Bumble, Aveda and Clinique products contain chemicals that are likely to be contaminated with the carcinogens 1,4-dioxane or formaldehyde; Bobbi Brown Blush contains silica and titanium dioxide (which poses a risk of cancer from inhalation); and several Estee-owned brands still use parabens, which can act like estrogen in the body (elevated estrogen levels can lead to the development of cancer), just to name a few.

BMX w/ TE 11/1/10, ALND 12/6/10. 16 additional surgeries. TCHx6 2/17-6/2/11. Herceptin until 1/19/12. Femara 8/1/11, Arimidex 6/20/12, back to Femara 2013-2018. Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+, IHC
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Oct 16, 2012 08:28PM sas-schatzi wrote:

Cottontail--Glad to see your back--- you saw my response to Barbie-----yes I agree with you, but each individual has to make a choice. Your statement absolutely suppoirts what I preceive as the goal of the List thread that is linked in the thread header. THE FOUR QUESTIONs RAISED  by Breast Cancer Action Are a critical analysis of what to know---not just foundations---but whomever is doing research or whomever wants to know what kind of research is being done and or if funds are available to individuals to pay bills. The thread is still in the evolving phase. Read what I wrote to Wren. I learned allot in doing those three posts that I had no clue about and putting the thread header together , other than the the four critiacal questions developed by BCA. I have added and changed the header. I will continue to do so..........I see this header as very important, to produce factual information about organisations. That's not easy. It takes research and ability to talk to the leaders of orgs. to say is this corrrect information. But I have learned in this pursuit that sticking to and answering the questions is a major task and resposnsability. 

To me this is a very necessary undertaking to identify organizations that fund BC research and or supply nfunds to BC people. Can't do that by fly by the wind links. Cotton need help as I expressed to Wren. I'll do the work till the header is right or you do and organization and see where the flaws are in the header. Charity navigator does NOT supply the answers to the four questions.---------Getting tired of being serious---want to go play.

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Oct 16, 2012 09:12PM - edited Oct 16, 2012 09:17PM by sas-schatzi

Hey SpecialK been writing ---so post may have seemed long after yours it's not. You've got my point. The List I'm trying to develop makes a point based on four critical analysis questions developed by BREAST CANCER ACTION out of California.  i wish they had applied there own questions to all foundation/ charities/ government. No such chance when I called them. They thought it was great for what I described what I wanted to use their questions for, but said the questions were developed for the individual to use. Bummer.  B/c I applied the questions to three organizations---got physical problems from the research--sheesh.......swollen  ankles and other

If you link to the List thread and research notes left in the archives( which I will within a week delete) , which has a link in this header and see what I wrote, you will pick up on the condonrum.  Translation for those reading(lurking) ---a conondrum --is essentially a puzzle. What do we do --when what we support is conflicted by what we don't support-----in this case----the 2nd largest supporter of BC research at 40+ million dollars, does research on animals that causes harm until they blink or die, to get into a new market------can we start a request for clarification---that we don't agree that animal testing and carcinogenics be excluded. 

We can raise the word--"It's  not right"

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Oct 16, 2012 10:37PM wren44 wrote:

Sas, I posted about Love on some thread, but can't find it now. I don't know what the 4 questions are.

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation funds research directly, including research to find the cause as well as the cure. Her website states that 85 cents of every dollar goes to research. She has some sort of partnership with Avon (which I find ironic). She also has the 'Army of Women' who have signed up to be informed of research projects which need subjects. She sends an e-mail with descriptions and contacts. She is also involved with the 'Health of women' study (how.org). This study is done on-line with plans to follow women for 20 years. This study needs every woman possible: every age, ethnicity, income level, world wide. They are also enrolling high risk men.

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Oct 17, 2012 01:46AM - edited Oct 18, 2012 07:27PM by sas-schatzi

Wren I have no problem at all doing the research on her. Glad to hear Foundation behind her name, b/c she fits within the  the list thread without any alteration of the thread. Cool. :) sassy

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Oct 17, 2012 01:52AM sas-schatzi wrote:

Wren look in the header on this thread. I've put link to go to the List thread and the Archives thread for this thread. It's there, I made it up. it's a new way to connect between threads----star trek transporter

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Oct 17, 2012 06:26AM barbe1958 wrote:

sas, I never went away, I just post when I have something to add, but enjoy reading here.

Dx 12/10/2008, IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/15/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 2/4/2016, IDC: Papillary, Left, Stage IV, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/10/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 2/16/2016 Whole breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall

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