Buckeyeoak

Posting since January 01, 1970

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Unhappy During Pink October
October 11, 2015
I like the idea of this magazine and every other publication out there to set October as just a generic cancer awareness month. Everyone out there that is personally struggling with disease no matter what stage of treatment they are in need to feel included. I don't begrudge funding for breast cancer, but when it is getting the majority of the focus and money, it sure makes for an unfair playing field so to speak for all the other types of cancer. With my type of cancer, most funding is coming from the pockets of those of us that suffer from the disease. We are the ones buying the wristbands, t-shirts, buttons, etc. it's just a shame because if the majority are in my shoes ...

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Unhappy During Pink October
October 10, 2015
I too, do not look forward to the Pinktober month. I understand the importance of all things relating to women and breast cancer, but, there are many other equally important cancers that females and males face as well that need more awareness and research. I was diagnosed with a very rare cancer in 2011 called Neuroendocrine Tumor Cancer( Carcinoid type). They stopped researching this cancer back in the 60's because it was so rare. Those of us that have this disease have fought just to have a National Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness day on Nov. 10th every year. It is sad that there are people dying from this disease too, but it isn't even a recognizable type of cancer. This is the type of cancer that ...

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