There is an excellent article today on msnbc.com entitled “The Politics Behind the Pink Ribbon”, and subtitled, “Breast cancer hogs the spotlight and money, critics charge”.
Here is a sobering quote from the article:
“Breast cancer organizations have another advantage: many breast cancer patients live to become an army of walking, letter-writing, TV-appearing advocates. Nearly 90 percent of women with breast cancer survive the disease at least five years.
On the other hand, “pancreatic cancer patients are dead,” points out Barron Lerner, professor of medicine and public health at Columbia University, author of a book called “The Breast Cancer Wars.””
Here is the full article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27283197
Still…I’ve been wearing my pink ribbon pin every day that I think of it this month (which is mostly every day).