The Met UP Washington, DC Die In Event

There’s an important event coming up in the nation’s capitol next week and I am hoping it garners some major media attention. I plan to keep an eye on news coverage that day. What day? On Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, October 13th. And yes, it’s ridiculous one day is designated for metastatic breast cancer awareness, but that will be the topic for my next post. (more…)

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It’s Time to Stop Trivializing Breast Cancer!

There is so much nonsense that goes on every October in the name of breast cancer awareness; it’s really quite remarkable. There could be an entire book written on October breast cancer awareness bullshit. And sadly, the bullshit is leeching out into the rest of the year as well. One of the many things that troubles me most about all the breast cancer awareness bullshit is the trivializing of this still serious and still potentially deadly disease. And this trivializing goes on a lot. (more…)

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It’s Back… (Breast Cancer Awareness Month)

It’s that time of year again (Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in case there’s one chance in a gazillion you do not know) and I am wondering exactly how you are feeling about it this year. Do you plan to get extra ‘loud’? Do you plan to hide? Do you plan to deck yourself out in pink? Do you plan to shun anything and everything pink for the entire month? Do you plan to take things day by day, or even hour by hour? (more…)

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Beauty from Ashes – A Guest Post by Previvor, Melissa Johnson Voight

Wednesday, September 30, is National Previvor Day, a day set aside during Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer Week (HBOC) to recognize previvors. What’s a previvor? Someone who carries a predisposition (family history or hereditary mutation or other predisposing factor) to cancer, but does not have the disease.  I am pleased to share a wonderful guest post by my friend and previvor, Melissa Johnson Voight. Melissa shares her story about testing positive for the BRCA1 gene mutation and what she decided to do about it. Thank you, Melissa, for sharing your story at Nancy’s Point. (more…)

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8 Facts About Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer that Could Save Your Life, a Guest Post by Sue Friedman

This week is National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) Week. I am pleased and honored to share with you, my dear readers, an important guest post by Sue Friedman, executive director of FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered). Thank you, Sue, for sharing this important information at Nancy’s Point because as is said repeatedly on FORCE’S website, no one should face hereditary cancer alone. Feel free to leave questions or comments for Sue.  (more…)

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