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re: Why does breast cancer get more attention than other cancers?


My wife is a survivor, she was diagnosed in her 30s, our third child was 4 months old at the time of diagnosis.

The Susan G. Koman organization was an incredible resource and support throughout diagnosis, chemo and her surgeries. They are incredibly organized, efficient, educational, resourceful and raise tons of money.

In my opinion, Susan G Komen is why breast cancer has as much attention and resources dedicated toward it.






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yellowfin
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Posted by fightin tigers because women complain more. squeaky wheel and all.


This






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GreatLakesTiger24
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re: Why does breast cancer get more attention than other cancers?


because tits





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yellowfin
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Komen is hurting after that abortion stuff came out last year





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papasmurf1269
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Because everybody loves tits and nobody gives a shite about colons.
Or balls.What about ball cancer.Balls have feelings too.






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THEdeathvalley
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re: Why does breast cancer get more attention than other cancers?


Milk Makers brah





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SLC
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re: Why does breast cancer get more attention than other cancers?


Korean drove the attention over years.





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retooc
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re: Why does breast cancer get more attention than other cancers?


b/c women are taking over...everything.





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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Why does breast cancer get more attention than other cancers?


Marketing, and the foundations that make money off of it.





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St Augustine
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re: Why does breast cancer get more attention than other cancers?


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but its simply a money grab by football



I bet you are real fun to be around.




Prove my statement wrong then...what other specific medical cause would bring in larger casual viewership support to the nfl? I greatly appreciate all of the work that has been done by the medical professionals and survivors but there are many forms of cancer that there is significantly less "awareness" about. Bottom line is they can plant their pink paraphernalia on the players for a solid month and make women happy. Its a good cause but also very self serving.






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Brian Wilson
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re: Why does breast cancer get more attention than other cancers?


It's the tits.





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Spankum
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The reason is two-fold:

1. Behind non-melanoma skin cancers (squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas, both of which rarely metastasize), breast cancer is the MOST common cancer among women and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women (2nd behind lung cancer).

2. Unlike lung cancer, major treatment advances in breast cancer have increased the number of long term survivors of the disease. In cancers such as lung, the new case number per year roughly matches the number of patients who die of the disease each year. Therefore, there's not a huge survivor pool, unfortunately.


doc, while I do completely agree that everything you say here is accurate, it seems to be carefully worded to provide comparisons that prove the point...I get the feeling I am reading political rhetoric for breast cancer...

why not include men (and prostate cancer) in the comparison, as that would seem a lot more reasonable comparison...






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rondo
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It really seems like you would prefer the attention to breast cancer be reduced...rather than keep its attention as is while increasing awareness to the others.







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LSUTigerDoc
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quote: The reason is two-fold: 1. Behind non-melanoma skin cancers (squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas, both of which rarely metastasize), breast cancer is the MOST common cancer among women and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women (2nd behind lung cancer). 2. Unlike lung cancer, major treatment advances in breast cancer have increased the number of long term survivors of the disease. In cancers such as lung, the new case number per year roughly matches the number of patients who die of the disease each year. Therefore, there's not a huge survivor pool, unfortunately.

doc, while I do completely agree that everything you say here is accurate, it seems to be carefully worded to provide comparisons that prove the point...I get the feeling I am reading political rhetoric for breast cancer... why not include men (and prostate cancer) in the comparison, as that would seem a lot more reasonable comparison...


Spank. There is nothing "political" about my comment. IMHO, it's factual. I was simply answering the question of why I believe there is a disproportional amount of attention to breast cancer. As an oncologist, I wish that every cancer had an equal amount of attention (and funding, and research...).

As to prostate cancer, you are correct. It's the most common cancer in men (behind non-melanoma skin cancer) and the second largest cause of cancer related deaths among men behind lung cancer. IMO, the reason for this is the flawed view of society that men "die WITH prostate cancer, not OF prostate cancer." This is completely erroneous. Another reason for a lack of recognition of the severity of the disease is that prostate cancer patients are, on average, decades older than breast cancer patients.






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boobs&bacon
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re: Why does breast cancer get more attention than other cancers?


Because without tits we'd only be left with bacon





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PrettyBird
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They are incredibly organized, efficient, educational, resourceful and raise tons of money.




They have established such an amazing fund raising campaign. This is why they get so much attention. It is well deserved.






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The Sad Banana
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re: Why does breast cancer get more attention than other cancers?


I advocate the upkeep and preservation of boobs.





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AngryBeavers
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The real answer is a few wealthy women got it, beat it, and decided that it needed to be their big charitable cause. I have a good friend that works at MD Anderson as a PA and she will not deal with breast cancer patients because they are the biggest Diva's she says.





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337tigergirl
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re: Why does breast cancer get more attention than other cancers?


Everybody loves boobs





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Bacciagaloop
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re: Why does breast cancer get more attention than other cancers?


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nobody gives a shite about colons.


Don't worry... i see what you did there






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