Topic: Take the Fright Out of Breast Cancer™

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Posted on: Sep 5, 2017 03:24PM - edited Sep 22, 2017 04:10PM by moderators

Posted on: Sep 5, 2017 03:24PM - edited Sep 22, 2017 04:10PM 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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Dec 23, 2017 05:55PM traveltext wrote:

From the BCO Facebook page:

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.

Dec 23, 2017 06:53PM spookiesmom wrote:

not everyone is on FB.

Dec 23, 2017 07:25PM hopeful82014 wrote:

Well, I took a look at that video on facebook and did not find it compelling in the least. If that's a sample of the caliber of work they intend for this site I can state right now that I wouldn't expect to find it any more useful that its current form.


Dec 24, 2017 12:48AM - edited Dec 24, 2017 05:40AM by wildplaces

... the "decision makers" are not going to be able to make ANY decision if they do not achieve at least a good chunk of the projected donation funds.

I think that is the nuts and bolts of this case.

And saying ignore all opinion of those with breast cancer and the men and women who treat them is absurd.

Worse, it does not work!

Back to two questions:

1. What if any changes would benefit the site?

2. What is the most cost effective and time efficient way of achieving this?

Adding a note on future direction - can BCO, and does it want to as part of its mission, expand its role outside the site in a meaningful and above all measurable, transparent way?

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; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left) Chemotherapy 9/11/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 2/21/2017 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)

Dec 24, 2017 02:31AM kathindc wrote:

Lisey, if this bothers you so much, why do you come back to it. Are we not allowed to voice a differing opinion if we find something like this campaign distasteful? I was going to ask this before when you didn't like the way the discussion was going and came down on everyone but thought twice about it but now I must ask: Do you or did you or a family relative work for BCO? Your negativity toward those who voiced valid concerns leads me to that conclusion. Just saying.

Dec 24, 2017 11:04AM spookiesmom wrote:


Dec 24, 2017 01:36PM Artista964 wrote:

exactly. It's one thing to make changes, it's your site, but to ask us to help you get 2.5 mil is nuts. Most of us are in a financial crunch and with possibly cuts to the so called entitlements which we as workers paid into, i find this absurd. Like i said, imo the site is fine. Raise funds to donate to metavivor.

Dxd at 50. Went thru it all on my own by choice. Dx 6/2/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/6/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Chemotherapy 11/3/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 5/4/2016 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 6/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

Dec 24, 2017 02:28PM moderators wrote:

Locking now. To continue this conversation, please go to: Provide feedback/advice about our site and campaigns?!

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