In honor of The Carcinista, I would like all women with breast cancer to show support for ovarian/pancreatic/colon/esophageal/bladder/lung/pickyourpoison cancer patients. Why should breast get all the attention? Cancer is cancer, it just lands in a different body part. The balkinization of cancers - the different colors/logos/months creates division among the patient population as well as causing some cancers to be over-treated while others go undiagnosed.
If you are a breast cancer patient who supports October becoming
We need to get the word out that those of us with breast cancer want research to to go ALL cancers, not just ours. We want the money to go to awareness of all cancers. We want to eradicate all cancers - not just breast.
We are not special, or more deserving, because cancer grew in our breasts rather than our bladder or ovaries. While more women die of breast cancer than other cancers - more women also live after the diagnosis.
Here is a petition for you to sign to show your support. Direct to signature.
Let's push back against the pink parade a bit. Let's go viral.