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50 Shades of Pink. Women of Breast Influence - Yvonne Hughes.

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50 Shades of Pink.  Women of Breast Influence - Yvonne Hughes.

I met the beautiful Yvonne Hughes when she reached out to me asking if I would kindly donate a prize to the fundraiser her support group were having.  Of course, I said YES!  Yvonne and I became fast friends.  We live in the same area, were treated at the same hospital and have the same oncologist, whom we both absolutely adore.  Yvonne’s journey with breast cancer led her to write a wonderful book called One Piece of Advice.  It is filled with…yep…advice; and great advice it is.  A really great read. I asked Yvonne what her shade of Pink is...

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Pinktober is Pinkover.....or is it?

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Pinktober is Pinkover for another year.  All things pink is packed away until next year.  Although, the dedicated month to breast cancer is pinkover, the need to be aware continues.  This disease is real and does not discriminate.  We need to continue raising awareness there remains a great need for research to improve patient outcomes.  Breast cancer is more than one month of awareness.  It is a disease that changes lives, changes our bodies, places us in early menopause, makes us infertile and so much more…..  Research is extremely important. I cannot stress the importance of research enough.  Without research,...

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Lessons from October

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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

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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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