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Topic: Looking for Pinktober Alternative buttons, shirts, charities

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Posted on: Sep 12, 2015 02:15AM

ShetlandPony wrote:

My family wants to wear alternative buttons or shirts this October. Does anyone have suggestions or links on where to get some asap?

We want to promote "awareness" that pink picnics and marketing end up contributing very little money toward finding a cure, even though around 30 percent of early stagers progress to stage iv/metastatic through no fault of their own, and some are stage iv at diagnosis. (These are the people made invisible in the typical awareness campaign, and the ones who die of the disease.) We want people to know that this disease is not fun, cute, sexy, or a great free boob job.

Also, once people get this message, we would like to be able to suggest a couple organizations they can donate to that will actually use their donation to help find better stage iv treatments and eventually a cure.


2011 Stage I ILC 1.5cm grade1 ITCs sn Lumpectomy,radiation,tamoxifen. 2014 Stage IV ILC mets breast,liver. TaxolNEAD. Ibrance+letrozole 2yrs. Fas+afinitor nope. XelodaNEAD 2yrs. Eribulin,Doxil nope. SUMMIT FaslodexHerceptinNeratinib for Her2mut NEAD
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Sep 14, 2020 12:19AM SeeQ wrote:

Dani, Love the design!

De Novo Stage IV; numerous mets in liver; single small breast tumor identified 4 weeks later Dx 6/2/2020, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 7/2/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Targeted Therapy 7/9/2020 Verzenio
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Sep 14, 2020 01:31AM Beesie wrote:

Dani, although men don't have 'ta-tas', my quick thought is that one way to somewhat incorporate men into your t-shirt is to replace "women" with "lives". And maybe use TravelText's ribbon that has the line of blue and the black along with the pink.

“No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” Edmund Burke
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Sep 20, 2020 12:06PM - edited Sep 20, 2020 12:07PM by illimae

Good news! According to this T-shirt, we can beat MBC. Unless, the humor is very dark and “I am free" means dead. What do you all think, am I not getting it?


Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/2/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy 10/20/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/23/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/22/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/17/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Sep 20, 2020 12:44PM SeeQ wrote:

I am speechless. Well, except for the unprintable part. :-/

De Novo Stage IV; numerous mets in liver; single small breast tumor identified 4 weeks later Dx 6/2/2020, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 7/2/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Targeted Therapy 7/9/2020 Verzenio
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Sep 20, 2020 09:48PM Olma61 wrote:

huge eye roll

As a creator, I say creators should stick to what they know


Loopy

10/30/2017 Xgeva for bone mets 5/31/2018 Taxol finished! "If one just keeps on walking, everything will be all right” - Kierkegaard Dx 8/3/2017, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 10/28/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 10/28/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/29/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 5/14/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/29/2019 External: Bone
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Sep 21, 2020 05:21AM ShetlandPony wrote:

Wow, those people wearing the shirts paint such an accurate picture of us mbc patients, who having beaten it, of course do not look old and tired with weird hair.

(Sorry, apparently I’m having a snarky day.)

2011 Stage I ILC 1.5cm grade1 ITCs sn Lumpectomy,radiation,tamoxifen. 2014 Stage IV ILC mets breast,liver. TaxolNEAD. Ibrance+letrozole 2yrs. Fas+afinitor nope. XelodaNEAD 2yrs. Eribulin,Doxil nope. SUMMIT FaslodexHerceptinNeratinib for Her2mut NEAD
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Sep 21, 2020 06:08AM Spookiesmom wrote:

Agree!! Snark away👍👍

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Sep 25, 2020 01:21AM crsharper wrote:

@Dani, I love the design!! And thank you for the welcome!

I found the National Breast Cancer Foundation and I really like their mission. They are helping provide care boxes for underserved women that can't afford treatment. They focus on Hope. Keep Hope Alive.

I would totally wear one of your shirts Dani. I think that is a great message!


Dx 8/21/2020, IDC, Left, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/8/2020 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Sep 25, 2020 03:09PM ShetlandPony wrote:

Thanks, Spookiesmom!

2011 Stage I ILC 1.5cm grade1 ITCs sn Lumpectomy,radiation,tamoxifen. 2014 Stage IV ILC mets breast,liver. TaxolNEAD. Ibrance+letrozole 2yrs. Fas+afinitor nope. XelodaNEAD 2yrs. Eribulin,Doxil nope. SUMMIT FaslodexHerceptinNeratinib for Her2mut NEAD
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Sep 25, 2020 05:23PM AliceBastable wrote:

Well, until I saw those shirts, I had no idea that the prevalent age range for MBC was 12 - 20. Silly me, I guess the older (30s through 70s) people I've known with it were flukes.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Cancer's a bitch, but I'm a bigger one with more practice. Dx 5/2018, ILC/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes

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