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Topic: We need a new ribbon. Comments welcome.

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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 11, 2018 02:53PM Traveltext wrote:

NEW VERSION

Beesie came out of retirement to produce this.



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 06:57PM Spookiesmom wrote:

yay Beesie. 😎😎

So now I’m wondering how this will used, made available for the world to see. Used in advertising? Available for sale? I could see these being sold on CafePress, with any profit used for research.

I have no idea if such a thought could work, or How.

Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Jul 11, 2018 11:21PM ShetlandPony wrote:

I really like this. Well-done Traveltext. And Beesie.

By the black section, perhaps add “(Stage IV)” after the word “incurable”? Folks outside the bc world may not know that stage iv indicates incurable. And will they know that means fatal? Maybe “incurable and fatal”?

Also, at the bottom, say “should be prioritized” rather than “is prioritized” because it currently is not prioritized. (Yeah, I’m Grammar Patrol.)

I’ll leave you to decide whether to spell it the USA vs. Australian/British way, though I think the Aussie/British way more charming.

2011 Stage I ILC ER+PR+ Her2- 1.5 cm grade 1, ITCs sn . Lumpectomy, radiation, tamoxifen. 2014 Stage IV ILC ER+PR+Her2- grade 2, mets to breast , liver. Taxol NEAD. 2015,2016 Ibrance+letrozole. 2017 Faslodex+Afnitor; Xeloda. 2018 Xeloda NEAD
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Jul 11, 2018 11:28PM Beatmon wrote:

yes, metavivor has a new beautiful ribbon, and I've also heard the stories of SGK coming suing!

Maybe we need a totally different symbol..maybe a ribbon unfurling....like our lives and free from the scare of being sued


Dx 7/27/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 8/9/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 12/1/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 7/1/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 8/9/2014, IDC, Both breasts, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 8/27/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 8/27/2014 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 8/27/2014 Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Jul 12, 2018 12:00AM Traveltext wrote:

Thanks for the advice warrior2018. Still collating messages and it will go into the in tray.

Spookies, we'll see where it goes. Will keep you posted.

SP, thanks for chiming in. Will keep your text suggestions in mind for the final edit.

Beatmom, it is a worry with all the pink corps suing, but I'd like to persist with the ribbon theme so as to subvert the dominant paradigm. And, if they come a knockin' I'll head for the hills.


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 12, 2018 03:39AM - edited Jul 12, 2018 04:36AM by Wildplaces

Traveltext/Beesie - I have been following. Love the ribbon!

Dx 8/5/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/11/2016 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 9/11/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 12, 2018 04:02AM Traveltext wrote:

Thanks Wildplaces, that's in the in-tray as well.


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 12, 2018 04:36AM Wildplaces wrote:

Ok, another one of the posts where I thought I said too much - you are fast

Happy you got it.😉

Dx 8/5/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/11/2016 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 9/11/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)

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