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Posted on: Jul 9, 2018 02:40AM

Traveltext wrote:

Some friends and I are trying to create a symbol for breast cancer that incorporates the ubiquitous pink ribbon, but is more inclusive of Stage IV folks and men.

Comments welcome.


THE BREAST CANCER UNITY RIBBON

1. Acknowledges that it is the number one cancer affecting women.

2. Raises awareness that one percent of all new cases are men.

3. Makes it clear that it is fatal in around 30 percent of all cases.

Let's join together to ensure the world is aware of the breadth of this disease and that Stage IV research funding is priorotised.


NED breast and prostate cancer. More on Male BC

Dx 03/14, IBC, Lgth. 2cm, Stge IIIB, Gde 2B, ER+/PR+, HER2- ; FEC x3, Taxol x3; Mx & 2/23 nodes; Rads x 33; now on tamoxofin.

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Jul 9, 2018 03:55AM - edited Jul 9, 2018 07:42AM by Icietla

That is a great improvement.

It will work fine for ribbon loop images, but not so well for actual (fabric) ribbon production. I suggest arranging the colors in longitudinal bands, with the black band showing at the inner side of the looped ribbon (showing at the upper side of the loop and at the upper side of either end of the ribbon), and the blue band being between the black and pink bands.

Let us call it The Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon. Let us use it as The Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon. Let us have it come to be widely recognized as The Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon.

Even those few very basic facts signified in its design carry more awareness/information than pink ribbon loops have raised.

My latest (Stage IVB) diagnosis is almost certainly of another distant primary type. To the best of my information and belief, I am still apparently what we call NED as to breast cancer, doubtless thanks to Letrozole. Dx 2/12/2016, ILC, Right, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/19/2016 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2016 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 4/25/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 8/2018, Stage IV
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Jul 9, 2018 08:53AM ksusan wrote:

I like it!

Mutant uprising quashed. Dx 1/2015, IDC, Right, Stage IIA, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/2015, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy Whole-breast Chemotherapy Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Jul 9, 2018 10:12AM - edited Jul 9, 2018 10:14AM by LoriCA

I like the idea TravelText. Many Stage IVs have started using an upside down ribbon (resembling a noose), but I like the idea of encompassing all of us in one ribbon. lcietla makes a good point about the design.

One comment is I would NOT call it a Breast Cancer "Awareness" ribbon if the intent is to make Stage IVs feel included and gain their support for the ribbon. Most of us hate that awareness word, awareness campaigns, awareness anything. Awareness isn't the problem, lack of funding for research of Metastatic Breast Cancer is. Please use any word other than awareness.

Lori

IBC Stage IV de novo - mets throughout skeleton (bones & now bone marrow), liver, dozens of distant nodes, chest wall/pec muscle, skin, tumor in brachial nerves, thyroid, polycythemia from bone marrow involvement Dx 9/8/2017, IBC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 9/26/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 2/6/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/6/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/26/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 1/30/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Targeted Therapy Enhertu (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki) Targeted Therapy Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab)
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Jul 9, 2018 10:18AM LoriCA wrote:

Realized that I shouldn't shoot down an idea without proposing one of my own, so I propose calling it the Breast Cancer Solidarity ribbon.

IBC Stage IV de novo - mets throughout skeleton (bones & now bone marrow), liver, dozens of distant nodes, chest wall/pec muscle, skin, tumor in brachial nerves, thyroid, polycythemia from bone marrow involvement Dx 9/8/2017, IBC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 9/26/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 2/6/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/6/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/26/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 1/30/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Targeted Therapy Enhertu (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki) Targeted Therapy Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab)
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Jul 9, 2018 10:35AM DearLife wrote:

I like Solidarity and I like the ribbon. Would like to see the vertical stripe version. Thanks Traveltext.

I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Joni Mitchell Dx 12/1/1998, LCIS, Right Dx 1/9/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/26/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 3/1/2018, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 4/17/2018 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Jul 9, 2018 11:08AM Spookiesmom wrote:

I like it too. Great ideas.

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Jul 9, 2018 02:55PM Traveltext wrote:

icietla Agree it won't work as a fabric ribbon, but for now it would only be a digital ribbon. Will try your different design ideas. I think Breast Cancer Solidarity Ribbon is better than Breast Cancer Unity Ribbon and Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon

ksusan. Thanks

LoriCA Yes, I've seen the noose, and not a fan of it but I know where it's coming from. See above re Awareness v Solidarity v Unity. Love your solidarity moniker.

DearLife Thanks. Agree on solidarity. Will try another version of the design.

Spookiesmom. Thanks


NED breast and prostate cancer. More on Male BC

Dx 03/14, IBC, Lgth. 2cm, Stge IIIB, Gde 2B, ER+/PR+, HER2- ; FEC x3, Taxol x3; Mx & 2/23 nodes; Rads x 33; now on tamoxofin.

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Jul 9, 2018 03:09PM LoriCA wrote:

Oh TravelText! I did not see that you had already given it a name, I am so sorry!! Unity works just as well, anything that is better than the A word that makes Stage IV people cringe! I really like the concept of "we're all in this together" in your ribbon, and both words work equally well to convey that concept IMHO.

IBC Stage IV de novo - mets throughout skeleton (bones & now bone marrow), liver, dozens of distant nodes, chest wall/pec muscle, skin, tumor in brachial nerves, thyroid, polycythemia from bone marrow involvement Dx 9/8/2017, IBC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 9/26/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 2/6/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/6/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/26/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 1/30/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Targeted Therapy Enhertu (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki) Targeted Therapy Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab)
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Jul 9, 2018 03:13PM Micmel wrote:

Travel~ you're one of the good guys! Sending hugs and I absolutely think for once a ribbon is beautiful. ~M~

Everyone has to dance, they just don’t know what song they will get. Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/10/2016 AC Surgery 6/21/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/20/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/7/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 9, 2018 03:58PM Traveltext wrote:

LoriCA I much prefer solidarity. The A word makes bc guys cringe too, since the pink charities have only managed to get awareness levels that this is a genderless disease up to around 30% after 25 years of banging on.

Micmel, Thanks for your nice words. Hugs in return.


NED breast and prostate cancer. More on Male BC

Dx 03/14, IBC, Lgth. 2cm, Stge IIIB, Gde 2B, ER+/PR+, HER2- ; FEC x3, Taxol x3; Mx & 2/23 nodes; Rads x 33; now on tamoxofin.

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Jul 9, 2018 05:07PM hapa wrote:

I like it. And I just want to throw in that you could easily make this ribbon as it is,you'd just start with the standard pink ribbon, then cut a small piece of blue and small piece of black for the left tail and pin them on stacked on top of each other, with just a bit of blue poking out at the top of the black piece. At least it works in my head I haven't tried it yet.

Dx 3/20/2018, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIA, 3/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 3/28/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 3/28/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 3/28/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 8/22/2018 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 10/22/2018 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 12/21/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Targeted Therapy Nerlynx
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Jul 9, 2018 05:42PM Traveltext wrote:

Thanks hapa where there’s a will there’s a way 👌🏻

NED breast and prostate cancer. More on Male BC

Dx 03/14, IBC, Lgth. 2cm, Stge IIIB, Gde 2B, ER+/PR+, HER2- ; FEC x3, Taxol x3; Mx & 2/23 nodes; Rads x 33; now on tamoxofin.

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Jul 9, 2018 06:09PM hapa wrote:

Can Susan Komen still sue us for copyright if we use mostly pink?

BTW, I made a prototype using strips of paper and markers at my desk. I think it would be easier to cut and stack pieces than to get someone to make a ribbon with the appropriate horizontal stripes too, though the same kind of thing would work for that - just get a thick pink ribbon and thin blue and black. It would look a little different though with only the pink showing on the top part.

Dx 3/20/2018, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIA, 3/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 3/28/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 3/28/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 3/28/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 8/22/2018 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 10/22/2018 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 12/21/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Targeted Therapy Nerlynx
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Jul 9, 2018 06:36PM Sara536 wrote:

I agree with the need for a new ribbon but I think it should include a lot more blue. Maybe men with bc are only 1%, but 100% of men have to be concerned about it, as well as 100% of their partners and families. Also, wouldn’t emphasizing how small the percent is encourage men to assume “it can’t happen to me”? We’re all in this together. I don't think research on men's bc should necessarily be limited to 1% either. Research benefits would probably apply to more than just men just as men benefit from research that was initially aimed at women. I'm just thinking outloud here. I haven't made an attemt at a different design for a ribbon. Sara


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Jul 9, 2018 07:19PM Egads007 wrote:

I ditto Sara, the blue should be more prominent. Like the design though...nice work

"I base all my fashion choices on what doesn't itch" (Gilda Radner) Chemotherapy 3/20/2013 Doxil (doxorubicin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 8/23/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right Radiation Therapy 11/1/2013 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx IDC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jul 9, 2018 08:01PM LoriCA wrote:

That's a great question hapa. I did some quick research and it appears that the pink ribbon is public domain in most jurisdictions. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation did claim ownership as a trademark at one point, but later abandoned it. The Susan G Komen ribbon is a stylized "running ribbon". Since so many causes use ribbons of various color, and just about anyone and everyone makes use of a pink ribbon for marketing purposes, I don't think there is any concern in using a ribbon that includes the color pink. But IANAL (I Am Not A Lawyer).

IBC Stage IV de novo - mets throughout skeleton (bones & now bone marrow), liver, dozens of distant nodes, chest wall/pec muscle, skin, tumor in brachial nerves, thyroid, polycythemia from bone marrow involvement Dx 9/8/2017, IBC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 9/26/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 2/6/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/6/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/26/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 1/30/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Targeted Therapy Enhertu (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki) Targeted Therapy Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab)
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Jul 10, 2018 12:35AM Sara536 wrote:

Yes, it really is a striking design, not to be messed with. Maybe it will prompt inquiries into the meaning of the colors - teachable moments... how about introducing it with a full page ad with the ribbon and an explanation of the colors?

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Jul 10, 2018 04:30AM - edited Jul 10, 2018 04:33AM by Icietla

Lori, Traveltext, Others -- I did not mean to be insensitive (the A-word). My sincere apology. Somehow I had in mind the failures of the other (ubiquitous) one.

A Unity symbol, yes -- great idea.

Traveltext -- Regarding making the blue component more conspicuous -- could you all do some (digital) mockups having longitudinal bands with a broader blue band, and trying its placement between the black and pink parts? and some trying it along one (longitudinal) margin, with black along the opposite margin?

My latest (Stage IVB) diagnosis is almost certainly of another distant primary type. To the best of my information and belief, I am still apparently what we call NED as to breast cancer, doubtless thanks to Letrozole. Dx 2/12/2016, ILC, Right, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/19/2016 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2016 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 4/25/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 8/2018, Stage IV
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Jul 10, 2018 04:39AM - edited Jul 10, 2018 04:40AM by Icietla

10 hours ago Sara536 wrote:

I agree with the need for a new ribbon but I think it should include a lot more blue. Maybe men with bc are only 1%, but 100% of men have to be concerned about it, as well as 100% of their partners and families. Also, wouldn't emphasizing how small the percent is encourage men to assume "it can't happen to me"? We're all in this together. I don't think research on men's bc should necessarily be limited to 1% either. Research benefits would probably apply to more than just men just as men benefit from research that was initially aimed at women. I'm just thinking outloud here. I haven't made an attemt at a different design for a ribbon. Sara

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Icietla writes:

One-third the ribbon width in each of the three colors? How about a (digital) mockup of that, Traveltext?

My latest (Stage IVB) diagnosis is almost certainly of another distant primary type. To the best of my information and belief, I am still apparently what we call NED as to breast cancer, doubtless thanks to Letrozole. Dx 2/12/2016, ILC, Right, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/19/2016 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2016 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 4/25/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 8/2018, Stage IV
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Jul 10, 2018 05:29AM Nel wrote:

Check out Metavivor - - they have a stage 4 ribbon   On my rear windshield!

You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf Dx 9/27/2011, IBC, Stage IIIB, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 8/6/2013, IBC, Stage IV, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Jul 10, 2018 05:34AM Lula73 wrote:

what if you did both ends of the ribbon in different colors-one blue and one black- an had the color morph into pink as it went higher along the ribbon? Another idea is to cut an inverted V shape in the ribbon ends that could represent the treatments-surgery (cuts should be self explanatory), the jaggedness/ups and downs of chemo/rads, the jaggedness of emotions and relationships and life overall with the BC diagnosis. Maybe outline it with a thin line of silver or use a silver/silvery pink for the inner side of the ribbon at the loop for the silver lining of figuring out just how strong we really are-it would signify and celebrate the warrior within.

-Lula Dx 1/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/14/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 3/3/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 11/1/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 1/3/2018 Femara (letrozole)
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Jul 10, 2018 12:51PM Traveltext wrote:

Thanks for all the suggestions. Also getting feedback from Facebook groups and other bc websites. Will report back.

Icietla, love the new avatar!


NED breast and prostate cancer. More on Male BC

Dx 03/14, IBC, Lgth. 2cm, Stge IIIB, Gde 2B, ER+/PR+, HER2- ; FEC x3, Taxol x3; Mx & 2/23 nodes; Rads x 33; now on tamoxofin.

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Jul 10, 2018 11:53PM Traveltext wrote:

Thanks for all the feedback. For now, this will be a ribbon aimed at political action, so we've kept it simple.

Here's an infographic which tries to explain the reasoning behind the ribbon. The aim is to ask the pink charities to be much more inclusive when they get out in Pinktober to raise funds. Basically, we need to get them to do more for Stage IV.

The blue is one percent of the ribbon. The black is 30 percent. Many people here are in this group. Many pink charities ignore the blue and the black and go for a pink hoopla of fundraising for awareness. Not for guys, but for the gals. This is good, but who isn't aware that women get breast cancer. And why are stage IV folks ignored. Meanwhile stage IV research runs at about 8% of total research funds. This is unfair and needs to change.

NED breast and prostate cancer. More on Male BC

Dx 03/14, IBC, Lgth. 2cm, Stge IIIB, Gde 2B, ER+/PR+, HER2- ; FEC x3, Taxol x3; Mx & 2/23 nodes; Rads x 33; now on tamoxofin.

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Jul 11, 2018 09:39AM LoriCA wrote:

Love it TravelText. It's time for breast cancer marketing campaigns to shift their emphasis and I really hope this new ribbon gets good traction in the community. So many people mistakenly believe that breast cancer is 98-99% curable if it's caught early (I was one of them until my DX and I started researching the facts) and it's time they started learning the truth. And it's about time people realize that men have breasts too!

Are you making this public domain, are we okay with using it in social media, etc?

IBC Stage IV de novo - mets throughout skeleton (bones & now bone marrow), liver, dozens of distant nodes, chest wall/pec muscle, skin, tumor in brachial nerves, thyroid, polycythemia from bone marrow involvement Dx 9/8/2017, IBC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 9/26/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 2/6/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/6/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/26/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 1/30/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Targeted Therapy Enhertu (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki) Targeted Therapy Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab)
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Jul 11, 2018 10:21AM Micmel wrote:

beautiful travel. Thanks for the beautiful symbol for us all together. All Of us. Fighting.

Everyone has to dance, they just don’t know what song they will get. Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/10/2016 AC Surgery 6/21/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/20/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/7/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 11, 2018 12:19PM Traveltext wrote:

Yes, it's in the public domain and I will Social Mediamarketing asap.


NED breast and prostate cancer. More on Male BC

Dx 03/14, IBC, Lgth. 2cm, Stge IIIB, Gde 2B, ER+/PR+, HER2- ; FEC x3, Taxol x3; Mx & 2/23 nodes; Rads x 33; now on tamoxofin.

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Jul 11, 2018 02:11PM AnimalCrackers wrote:

Thanks TravelText. I think the stat that 30% is fatal is going to open a lot of eyes. And I think that percentage is conservative. I happen to be in that 6-10% that is Stage IV from the get go. I am absolutely astonished by how much recurrence there is and how much time can pass before a metastasis rears it ugly head. No one is safe or cured. 10, 15, 20 years from initial diagnosis and bam your life is turned upside down AGAIN and this time those pretty pink ribbons aren’t going to help you.

THanks again for taking this on!

Cathy, Diagnosed de novo bone mets June 2014 at age 52. Progression to Liver 2017. Progression to bone mets Sept. 2018. Bisphoshonate (Zometa) infusions every 3 months. Participated in 2 clinical trials, including an AKT1 inhibitor. Dx 6/23/2014, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 6/23/2014 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/5/2016 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 1/5/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Dx 4/2017, IDC, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 5/18/2017 Targeted Therapy 5/18/2017 Kisqali Hormonal Therapy 12/19/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy 12/19/2017 Dx 8/20/2018, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 8/20/2018 External: Bone Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery
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Jul 11, 2018 02:18PM AnimalCrackers wrote:

oh I forgot to mention that I find the color yellow hard to read over the ribbon. I’m afraid the point of this ribbon may be lost if the text is not clear and legible. Just my two cents..

Cathy, Diagnosed de novo bone mets June 2014 at age 52. Progression to Liver 2017. Progression to bone mets Sept. 2018. Bisphoshonate (Zometa) infusions every 3 months. Participated in 2 clinical trials, including an AKT1 inhibitor. Dx 6/23/2014, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 6/23/2014 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/5/2016 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 1/5/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Dx 4/2017, IDC, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 5/18/2017 Targeted Therapy 5/18/2017 Kisqali Hormonal Therapy 12/19/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy 12/19/2017 Dx 8/20/2018, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 8/20/2018 External: Bone Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery
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Jul 11, 2018 02:36PM Traveltext wrote:

Thanks AC and others. I have an exciting new version created by a BCO member and I will post it here for comment when received.


NED breast and prostate cancer. More on Male BC

Dx 03/14, IBC, Lgth. 2cm, Stge IIIB, Gde 2B, ER+/PR+, HER2- ; FEC x3, Taxol x3; Mx & 2/23 nodes; Rads x 33; now on tamoxofin.

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Jul 11, 2018 02:41PM Warrior2018 wrote:

I think the blue should be at the bottom of the right side of the ribbon, so at the bottom of the black portion. If someone was to wear this ribbon, the blue could go unseen or unnoticed. Either that or running throughout the ribbon as mentioned previously, like a thin outline to the entire ribbon. Overall I like that there is more thought being put into what it stands for. But I share in the thinking that enough is enough with “awareness”. Find a cure.


AKA- Paleo Unicorn 🦄😊 Dx 3/14/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 4/24/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)

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