Topic: Take the Fright Out of Breast Cancer™

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Posted on: Sep 5, 2017 12:24PM - edited Sep 22, 2017 01:10PM by moderators

Posted on: Sep 5, 2017 12:24PM - edited Sep 22, 2017 01:10PM by moderators

moderators wrote:

Hello Community!

We started this education and fundraising campaign to address fear as one of the many barriers that may keep people from getting the best care possible. We know we can never remove all of the fears around breast cancer. We know everyone responds to and lives with fear differently. Our goal is to motivate people to courageously and confidently make informed health and life decisions.


Share the facts about breast cancer and breast health found in our toolkit.
Host a fundraising event (make it a Halloween party if you think that will help your friends and loved ones get involved).
Contribute your stories of addressing your own fears of breast cancer (just as no two cancers are alike, there is no one way through it).
Support each other by joining our growing community.

BREASTCANCER.ORG'S MISSION is a nonprofit organization dedicated to informing and empowering people to protect their breast health and overcome the challenges of breast cancer. For more than 18 years, we have provided expert medical information to millions to help reduce the fears and anxieties associated with a diagnosis by providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer, as well as hosting the largest and most active online breast cancer peer community.


Your support funds's educational and support programs. In a moment when many feel overwhelmed by their diagnosis and the critical decisions they have to make about their care, is there to answer their most pressing questions about breast cancer and connect them to a supportive peer community when they need it.

To quote Jackie, a Community member:

"Whenever I would have a new symptom or a question would pop into my mind, I could always find the answer on"

Your generous support is vital because it helps us deliver on our mission. Every gift counts. Give today in support of the millions who rely and depend on, not just this October, but every day.

Thank you!

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Sep 13, 2017 11:08AM - edited Sep 13, 2017 11:22AM by Sara536

A major paradigm shift is needed!

Pink should be past by now. If I remember right, the whole pink thing (hats, balloons and all) was a way to point out that breast cancer was neglected because it was a woman's disease... that women were powerless and ignored and we weren't going to take it anymore. The juxtaposition of pink balloons with a loud "in your face" banging on pots and pans attention getting approach has always turned me off and scared me away from involvement. I'm very grateful that it has been effective but I think the movement has to grow up now and take it's place among the adults- not compete with the kids for candy.

Traveltext, I hear you. I don't think you should be relegated to marching with a blue balloon in a sea of pink. How to get real in this situation? In this breast-obsessed society what is the position of women with mangled breasts and men who have to point out that their breasts are more than rudimentary decorations? Why do I think that our role is to make already rich doctors and pharmaceutical companies and ad-executives even richer?

Sep 13, 2017 12:32PM traveltext wrote:

Once this issue gets elevated to a Change. Org petition it will get national coverage with negative ramifications for BCO and the whole pink charity industry. It's obviously one step too far and I hate it that it is my favourite bc charity that has crossed the line. I also feel used. We were asked to pour out our hearts about cancer and fear and then got this frightful, tacky campaign presented to us as something we might like to be involved with.

It's a trick, but it's certainly not a treat.

NED breast and prostate cancer. 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.

Sep 13, 2017 12:42PM Sara536 wrote:


Sep 13, 2017 12:50PM - edited Sep 13, 2017 12:50PM by kcat2013

I did the survey that BCO put out a few months ago regarding this campaign. In the survey I raised my objections to it, specifically my objection to using the slogan "Take the Fright Out". Apparently BCO doesn't pay much attention to it's own surveys.

34 at diagnosis Dx 8/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 9/3/2013 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 10/24/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 2/6/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 6/19/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)

Sep 13, 2017 12:57PM - edited Sep 13, 2017 01:03PM by Sara536

Has anyone noticed that BCO is calling this a "grass roots" campaign?

Are we using different dictionaries?

Sep 13, 2017 02:31PM spookiesmom wrote:

Travel 😍

Sep 13, 2017 02:33PM meow13 wrote:

Why hasen't the moderator reponded? We are the people, don't they hear us?

Sep 13, 2017 02:43PM - edited Sep 14, 2017 10:38PM by Sara536

There are always more people where we come from. 🤔

Sep 13, 2017 03:05PM farmerlucy wrote:

Yup - it's a stinker.

Sara - true that. Sad. Scared

Dx at 51 after a preventive mx that wasn't. Oncotype dx 3. 3D tattoos from Vinnie! PTSD?? You are not alone! Surgery 2/20/2012 Prophylactic mastectomy; Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Dx 2/24/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/10/2012 Lymph node removal Surgery 7/21/2012 Reconstruction (Left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (Right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 4/9/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/13/2015

Sep 13, 2017 05:31PM - edited Sep 13, 2017 05:31PM by mrszinnz

At first, I thought this must be a joke but it isn't funny.

Halloween and breast cancer have nothing to do with each other nor should they. This is in wincredibly poor taste. It's an insult to all and especially to all the men and women whom early detection did not , cannot and will not save. You reminded me why I don't come here for support.

Dx 10/23/2012, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-, Chemotherapy 11/1/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 4/16/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 5/27/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Femara (letrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin)

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