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oneagleswings
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please do not let this post go by the "wayside"...and please respond so we can come to some kind of conclusion...and yep..I agree..with so many new posts if you miss a day you are at least a page behind...hey....remember when we were thrilled to be catching up to the breast cancer posts...too bad we all don't have the "sexy disease"...(breasts are more fun to talk about than butts :) (not my words but the words of a prominant pharma big shot... c'est la vie
love y'all
Bev

oneagleswings
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hmm- I must have had a brainless moment since this post from last night does not make alot of sense and sounds a bit rude??
what I meant by "too bad we all don't have the "sexy disease"..is in response to the frustration I feel that every time I turn around millions upon millions of dollars are being raised specifically for breast cancer research, there is a patient initiated free screening program starting at age 50 etc...BUT breast cancer kills far fewer people than CRC...and here in Canada anyway- there is no national screening program for colon cancer, (and in fact my brother in law who is 54 asked to get a colonoscopy but the doctor said no since he had no symptoms or anyone in his family with crc)...so I was talking about the frustration I feel in that CRC really has such a low profile and the person I was talking to said "unfortunately CRC is not a "sexy" disease,"..people would much rather talk about breasts....

So- no direspect to the people battleing breast cancer...I just plain old HATE CANCER..any cancer...
ok- that's it for my "soapbox" today.
Bev

CAMaura
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Well, how about if we work on making it more sexy? I joke with my trainer and tell him I want the best butt around...We're working on it. But, I agree with your sentiments. There is so much press about Breast Cancr Awareness Month, and Lord know I am so happy about it...But our national awareness is dim. I truly think that some huge private donations and then HUGE marketing/PR efforts (pink and more pink) have made an impact. My favorite jeweler is now making a pink Opal bracelet and donating proceeds to the cause...Anyway, your thoughts are pretty right-on...I know I am talking about my cancer much more -- mainly so that people will feel comfortable discussing it. There is certainly a mix of apprehension, diplomacy, fear and just being tongue-tied; I can't blame people...I might have been the same way...The screening thing is still so mushy, but gosh, so is post diagnosis testing. Part of it can be on the person's shoulders as well, though...My siblings are still in denial about my cancer (haven't had colonoscopies even after I was diagnosed; ya...Plain old goofy!). So, let's work on Butts as well as general cancer awareness! ?
Take care and thanks for the good post - Maura

HowardJ
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I agree that national awareness is dim. I think about this from time to time and also marvel at how well the breast cancer advocates have raised awareness to the extent they did. Perhaps we could use their help!

Howard

CAMaura
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I marvel at it as well. The celebrity exposure didn't hurt either! The ignorance factor is right up there -- for me anyway...I really didn't know CRC mortality is higher than breast cancer. Yikes. (Thanks for the info, Bev...Well, sort of...)

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krkath
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Hi Bev,
I am amazed at how much "chatter" you guys have on this site and have been checking it since Kathi M. is on the B/C site. I get such a kick out of you guys. And hey, at least you guys really get together in person and celebrate. I personally don't take offense to your statement of sexy cancer. I chuckled. Never thought of that. I know there is a lot being done for ALL cancers, not enough for a lot of us. I personally ended up with a really dense chemo for my breast cancer. Masectomy, Taxotere combined with Adriamycin and Cytoxin at the same infusion session. Then rads. Was told I'd be "back to normal" within 6 months. YA RIGHT! I am at 1 year 3 months and 11 days, but who's counting. I still have trouble walking and chemo affected my bones so much, I am 2" shorter than I was a year ago. Those B/C walks I would love to particpate in but, OH WELL, they wanted to treat the BEAST aggressively and BOY did they. LOTS of love and HUGS to you guys and GOOD for you getting together like you do!
From a Sexy Breast Cancer Survivor, not so happy with chemo side effects. But love you guys thanks to Kathi M.
Kathy R.

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KathiM
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Aw, Kathy, you have me blushing!!!!

BIG HUGS, kathi "sister in pink" (I like blue, too...together do they make purple...oh, yeah, purple is survival and hope...hey, REALLY COOL!!!)

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KathiM
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I must agree with Kathy R. SEXY? I have a 2 inch scar and a blue blob (from the node dye) on my breast, and another 2 inch scar in my armpit. SEXY???? You are what you are....10 years ago breast cancer was like crc....NEVER mentioned...too revealing!
I mention my colorectal cancer at every meeting I go to, even if it primarily breast (I got the memebership to BOTH clubs...neiner, neiner...hehehehe). It's all a matter of raising awarness on ALL cancers...at least they are now talked about as something other than a death sentence!!!!
Huggers, Kathi

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KathiM
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Hey, went to my post-op appt for my port removal. The surgeon asked if I had questions. I ask if there was any way to get rid of my 'zipper' scar on my belly....she said sure, in fact there is a guy in my area that is fantastic, AND he accepts insurance!!!!!
Now, I must weigh how much this bothers me vs. ANOTHER surgery....sigh...
Hugs, Kathi

CAMaura
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Why not go see him. It is worth it to get the info and then weigh the option...

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