Too much pink

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.

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