During Breast Cancer Awareness Month last year, I wrote an article and created a cartoon for Cure Today. The response to it really surprised me.
Titled, “Thoughts on Breast Cancer Awareness Month: the Disease Is No ‘Stroll Through the Park,” it was not a put-down of the cancer survivors, thrivers, previvors, and caregivers who chose to participate in these walks. Rather, it was about the truly awful things and horrific facts about breast cancer you rarely see or hear about at these events. It was the view of Breast Cancer Awareness Month events from my perspective as an exhausted, frightened, and heartbroken caregiver sitting in a cancer treatment center with the love of my life and facing the cruel reality of her stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis.
The story is here: https://www.curetoday.com/view/thoughts-on-breast-cancer-awareness-month-the-disease-is-no-stroll-through-the-park-
Cure Today's Facebook post is here:
#BreastCancer #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #Stage4 #MBC #HereditaryCancer #BRCA2 #PinkRibbon #BreastCancerWalks #MetastaticBreastCancer #chemotherapy