“Cancer Changes Everything” – A Guest Post by Oliver Bogler

Part of educated awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month is learning as much as possible about all aspects of this disease. Advocacy cannot be complete if we do not tell the whole story and part of the whole story is that male breast cancer can and does happen. Being a BRCA2+ mother of two sons (and a daughter too), this topic takes on even more significance in my family. But of course as we all know, breast cancer can happen in any family. (more…)

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October 13th Is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day – Seriously, Just One Day?

Many troubling shortcomings regarding the “pinking” of October have been exposed, but perhaps the most glaring failure of all has been the consistent disregard, yes even shunning, of the metastatic breast cancer community. It’s ironic, frustrating and completely irresponsible (not to mention cruel) to not more fully embrace this segment of the breast cancer community in awareness, support and research efforts. Thankfully, this is slowly changing.  (more…)

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Nancy Brinker Made Me Do It!

I told myself I was done with the Susan G. Komen® foundation. I didn’t really want to write about this organization any more. I’ve said my piece time and time again it seems. A few of my Komen piece links are included at the end of this one in case you want to read them. I don’t blame you if you don’t; topic Komen can be more than a bit “fatiguing”… (more…)

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