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Lessons from October

Posted by Tina Doueihi on

Pinktober is well and truly over.  The pink ribbons are packed away, news stories have slowed down and the pink events are over until next year. So what have we learnt from Pinktober? I would say that there were many lessons and yet there is still more to learn. Thankfully, people are starting to understand that breast cancer is beyond pink.  It is real and nasty.  It cannot be tied up in a pretty pink ribbon.  It is more than a pink a ribbon.  Breast cancer affects real people, their families and their lives.  The McGrath Foundation recently published survey...

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Breast cancer is beyond Pink

Posted by Tina Doueihi on

Breast cancer is beyond Pink

It is October which is the start of International Breast Cancer Awareness month. I personally have mixed feelings about October and the overdose of pink, yet I am conscious that this time of year is important in not only raising awareness of this horrible disease but also much needed funds into research, treatment, new medications and support care. Breast cancer is beyond pink. The message of awareness is still very important and I ask you to please, please, please check your breasts. Awareness is more than a pink event or buying pink endorsed merchandise. Awareness is knowing the symptoms of...

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