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Breast cancer walks? Opinions on my opinion wanted.?

In the US alone, an average of 112 women die from breast cancer every day. That's one every 15 minutes.

Where you got the idea that there is a cure for breast cancer from I have no idea. In fact, breast cancer is never considered 'cured', as it can recur at any time, even many years after it has been treated. No doctor will tell a breast cancer patient s/he is cured or 'all clear'; they use the phrase 'no evidence of disease', or NED (my favourite word).

I'm sorry for your losses, but the solution is not less attention for breast cancer, it's more attention for other cancers.

And there is a reason that breast cancer has a higher profile than other cancers - sheer hard work. Breast cancer awareness campaigns and BC Awareness Month started as a campaign by ordinary women, most of whom had breast cancer or had lost someone to breast cancer, to raise awareness so that people knew the symptoms, examined themselves regularly, attended their routine mammograms etc. Enthusiastic participation and hard work by women made it grow into something nationally, then internationally, recognised (and then big business cashed in).

People have limited time, and choose their campaigns; those who campaign around illnesses are usually concerned with the illness that's affected them or their family. I know a couple who have a child with a very rare and life-threatening condition (not a cancer). Much of their time is now taken up with campaigning around this condition - fund raising and agitating for more funding for research, more education, more awareness etc. What they're doing is what what the women who started the breast cancer awareness campaign did. And it's as a result of the hard work by those women that breast cancer is no longer the automatic death sentence it once was.

There are other cancer awareness months and campaigns - but the plain fact is that none has had the sheer hard work put into it that breast cancer awareness has - hard work by people affected by breast cancer and their families.

I agree that awareness needs to be raised about other cancers too.and while I hate ‘competitive illness’ I can see why there is resentment about an imbalance in awareness raising and fund raising.

BUT it does annoy me a little when people complain about the attention breast cancer receives in comparison to other cancers. The solution is not less attention for breast cancer, but more attention for other cancers – and there is nothing to stop any group of people starting a campaign along the lines of the one started by those women who started all the breast cancer awareness. There is nothing to stop you and your friends from campaigning around lung cancer or childhood cancers.

chemotherapy after bladder cancer surgery?

chemotherapy after bladder cancer surgery?

Insider information should be coming from his oncologist. After all he or she knows what kind of chemo he will be given. Not everyone loses their hair. Less than 20% of patients with bladder cancer undergo a radical cystectomy or chemo.

EDIT: Breast cancer is a completely different disease so why would anyone presume a breast cancer patient would get the same drugs as a bladder cancer patient?

There are over 100 chemo drugs.

Why is breast cancer getting so much more awareness than others?

Why is breast cancer getting so much more awareness than others?

Well, it's currently Breast Cancer Awareness month, so breast cancer is obviously high profile at the moment.

But yes, it does have a higher profile generally than other cancers, and there's a very simple reason -sheer hard work.

Breast cancer awareness campaigns and BC Awareness Month started as a campaign by ordinary women, most of whom had breast cancer or had lost someone to breast cancer, to raise awareness so that people knew the symptoms, examined themselves regularly, attended their routine mammograms etc. It caught the public imagination, enthusiastic participation and hard work by women made it grow into something nationally, then internationally, recognised (and then big business cashed in).

People have limited time, and choose their campaigns; those who campaign around illnesses are usually concerned with the illness that's affected them or their family. I know a couple who have a child with a very rare and life-threatening condition (not a cancer). Much of their time is now taken up with campaigning around this condition - fund raising and agitating for more funding for research, more education, more awareness etc. What they're doing is what what the women who started the breast cancer awareness campaign did. And it's as a result of the hard work by those women that breast cancer is no longer the automatic death sentence it once was - but don't lose sight of the fact that in the US an average of 112 women die from breast cancer every day (that's one every 15 minutes), and in the UK.that average is 33 a day - I don't have statistics for other countries.

There are awareness campaigns ad months for other types of cancer - but the plain fact is that none has had the sheer hard work put into it that breast cancer awareness has, hard work by people affected by breast cancer and their families.

I agree that awareness needs to be raised about other cancers too.and while I hate ‘competitive illness’ I can see why there is resentment about an imbalance in awareness raising and fund raising.

BUT it does annoy me a little when people complain about the attention breast cancer receives in comparison to other cancers. The solution is not less attention for breast cancer, but more attention for other cancers – and there is nothing to stop any group of people starting a campaign along the lines of the one started by those women who started all the breast cancer awareness.They'd have to be as dedicated and work as hard though

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