All posts tagged: Secondary Cancer

It’s NO Pink Ribbon

Do you know what metastatic disease is? It’s secondary cancer. Do you know what secondary cancer is? I’ve titled this ‘It’s no Pink Ribbon’ for a reason: ONE… Because fighting cancer is no easy feat, it’s NOT pink and it’s NOT pretty. However, once you get beyond your battle, you can warm to the pink in terms of awareness and the money it generates for research, funding for breast care nurses etc. The pink ribbon movement is a very well recognised funding and awareness association (there are several ‘pink’ charities and organisations). The ‘Pink’ has almost made breast cancer seem “OK”?! It’s nearly created a naïve thought process that EVERYONE survives breast cancer… this is simply not true. AND TWO… Because anyone with metastatic disease is facing “NO CURE” (imagine suffering from a cancer with no hope for a cure – just biding time, treading water, hoping and praying that a medical advancement will come through in time.   Metastatic breast cancer, or secondary cancer – also known as advanced breast cancer, secondary tumours, ‘secondaries’ …