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I just seen where the Canadian Government is releasing a coin with a breast cancer ribbon(in color, yippie) minted into it. Just to show how friggin' much they(we?) care. My tax dollars at work? Not bloody likely.

Just put some dam money into research and find a cure!!!! Now there's a novel idea. To novel for the politicians, I'm sure.

Keep the bleeding heart, lovey-dovey B.S. to yourselves and actually do something effective instead of yammering on about how much 'we care'....

What a waste of..... well everything, really.... :frusty:


LoL you think that's bad...Chicago is opening up a new EL line that ties parts of the south side with the loop, guess what this one's color is? Pink to help raise awareness...yeesh. :roll: I'm all for increasing taxes to pay for education and reform in education so we can have "smarter" citiziens to help find cures, but I don't think these efforts work as well long term.

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Just put some dam money into research and find a cure!!!!


It'll never happen. As we all know, they don't want a cure.

There's no money in teh cure. It's a one time thing. If you can keep the person coming back for multiple prescriptions and chemotherapy and x-rays etc and so forth then you got money. If you cure them, you lose all that.

There's no money in the cure. Only the treatment.

Oh and the marketting of those little ribbons.

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Guess what ? I sport one a dem pink ribbons on the front of the Magic Bus for the simple reason that my wife was cured of not one , but two types of cancer . Unfortunately they did not have the colored ribbons for her type of cancer . It , in my opinion , is simply a matter of raising awareness . Nothing more and nothing less .
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Prostate cancer kills as many men as breast cancer kills women. But do you see pretty ribbons etc for them? Of course not. Womens health is infinitely more marketable than mens.

Secondly, survival rates for breast cancer are very high these days as opposed to other forms of cancer (I have lost my cousin and grandmother to non-Hodgkins lymphoma, my grandfather to lung cancer and my wife has lost her mother and grandmother to ovarian cancer).

Breast cancer "awareness" must rake in the $ so why stop now?

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Prostate cancer kills as many men as breast cancer kills women. But do you see pretty ribbons etc for them? Of course not. Womens health is infinitely more marketable than mens.

Secondly, survival rates for breast cancer are very high these days as opposed to other forms of cancer (I have lost my cousin and grandmother to non-Hodgkins lymphoma, my grandfather to lung cancer and my wife has lost her mother and grandmother to ovarian cancer).

Breast cancer "awareness" must rake in the $ so why stop now?


I think one of the big problems we have on going on these assumptions is the lack of financial statements to really break down where the money goes. I'm sure they're a matter of public record.

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support has more then one meaning, which is to say, that it is possible that they offer moral support and hope the troops will make it home safely, which is also a form of support, rather then doing something like donating money.



Thats true.

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Mintbread wrote:
Prostate cancer kills as many men as breast cancer kills women. But do you see pretty ribbons etc for them? Of course not. Womens health is infinitely more marketable than mens.

Secondly, survival rates for breast cancer are very high these days as opposed to other forms of cancer (I have lost my cousin and grandmother to non-Hodgkins lymphoma, my grandfather to lung cancer and my wife has lost her mother and grandmother to ovarian cancer).

Breast cancer "awareness" must rake in the $ so why stop now?


You don't hear about it much, but men get breast cancer too...

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but no one has love for the man-boobies so it doesnt make the news.

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but no one has love for the man-boobies so it doesnt make the news.


Unless they are your own man-boobies. :wink:

I once heard that the rate of breast cancer in men is higher than in women, but I have no idea if that's true or not.

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