When will Breast Cancer stop getting too much attention?
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When will Breast Cancer stop getting too much attention?Before anyone protests, I realise it's the most common cancer in women but it's coming to a point where it's getting tiresome because there are loads and loads of other different cancers out there which are more deadly and harder to treat. Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men and that doesn't get enough attention as Breast Cancer does. I'm not saying it's hard to treat, it's just not given enough support. Skin Cancer is actually the most common cancer, and I don't see many campaigns to raise awareness for it. I think we need to focus on other cancers as well, like colon cancer, and lung cancer. Those are common too and they're not being recognised in the campaign. Breast cancer treatment has improved over many many many years and loads of women survive it now. So once we've actually reached 100% survival we should move on to other cancers that can be treated such as pancreatic cancer. Breast cancer used to be a death threat over 100 years ago but now it's toning down, thanks to medical advances. I know like all cancers, it's a nasty illness but there's still room for improvement on other various types. If I started my own campaign, it won't be enough. You need to have a whole group of people.
You're so right. Start your own campaign.
I agree, I know many breast cancer survivors and probably an equal amount who have died of other cancers.
When people stop developing breast cancer and there is a cure. Each Cancer has their own form of support. They are out there, and they are doing things about it, you can find out where they are walking and what they are doing to raise awareness about it. Breast Cancer advocates get out there and get the word out...that is why it gets so much attention. If you were a breast cancer survivor, patient, or lost someone to breast cancer, you would be getting your A** out there and doing something about it...
You know why breast cancer has a higher profile tha other cancers? Simple - sheer hard work. Breast cancer awareness campaigns nd Breast Cancer Awareness Month started as a campaign by a handful of ordinary women, most of whom had breast cancer or had lost someone to it, to raise awareness so that people knew the symptoms, examined themselves regularly, attended their routine mammograms etc. It caught the public imagination and enthusiastic participation and hard work by women made it grow into something nationally, then internationally, recognised (and then big business cashed in) There are awareness campaigns and months for other cancers - but the fact is that none has had the hard work put into it that breast cancer awareness has - hard work by people affected by breast cancer and their families By the way, we are very, very far from 100% survival. Thanks to breast cancer awareness campaigns it's no longer the automatic killer it once was, but in the US an average of 112 women die from it every day - that's one every 15 minutes. And it is NEVER considered cured, as it can return at any time, even years after diagnosis and treatment If the other cancers you mention are causes close to your heart - and good for you if they are - there is nothing to stop you from enlisting the help of a couple of friends to start an awareness and fundraising campaign for any one of them. But you'd have to be prepared to be as dedicated and to work as hard and be as dedicated as that small number of women who started the breast cancer campaigns were ''If I started my own campaign, it won't be enough. You need to have a whole group of people''.Hmm... tell that to those women, or to the man who started th Movember movement. Movember is a sponsored moustache growing event throughout each November to raise awareness and money for men's cancers, and prostate cancer in particular. The founder of the Movember movement noticed the success of breast cancer campaigns and copied it. He openly acknowledges his debt to (and admiration for) the hard work done by women around breast cancer. It inspired him to work similarly hard around the cancers he felt passionately about. And in 2009 Movember raised £5m for prostate cancer research in the 30 days of November in the UK alone. Now THERE'S someone who didn't waste any time wondering about the attention breast cancer receives in comparison to other cancers, but realised that the solution wasn't less attention for breast cancer, but more attention for other cancers, and started a campaign which became hugely successful in a very short space of time. Nothing to stop any person or group of people doing the same.
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