My pal and editor at Cancer Today, Jessica Gorman, forwarded me a link to a story about some breast cancer survivors’ dread of “pink October”: http://www.philly.com/philly/health/breastcancer/Why_some_women_with_breast_cancer_dread_October.html
The story focuses on women with metastatic breast cancer who feel left out of the conventional upbeat narratives that circulate every Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I found the point made by one survivor particularly telling. She notes that her advanced disease doesn’t correlate with not eating right, not exercising enough, or not having a sufficiently upbeat attitude.
Breast cancer is simply unpredictable.