I'm with you on this OP, why do they only give a fuck about it if it's breast related? That's wrong and they should not be supported unless they are there to help with all forms.
Part of the reason there is a month for breast cancer is to promote the screening. Yes it has a lower mortality because it is easier to catch in the early stages than say pancreatic cancer. Same with prostate cancer, it's easy to detect if you have your yearly physical for guys.
Second... the person who said its lower so shouldn't we focus on some of the higher mortality cancers.... dont you think there is a reason its lower. People promote the heck out of it, raise awareness, so in turn it raises screenings, and finally catching it early to treat before its terminal.
And to the OP, who really cares you're tired of seeing pink. I dont think they really care if they bother you or not. Find something else to complain about. If all the pink causes one person to get an exam and saves their life, its worth it.
Basicly, all us guys at work grow big or weird moustache's and look like total d^cks for a month. It's great =)Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for Mens Health
The one slogan I do hate on this whole Mens Health vrs Womens Health issue is the bumper stickers that say "Stop Violence against Women!". Beat up a man instead? Or maybe, shorten it to "Stop Violence" or even "Stop Violence against humans and beat a puppy". Well - maybe not, but you get my point.
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These campaigns really don't just promote awareness. They donate to breast cancer research which is also fine.
Have you seen how much money breast cancer research hauls in? A FRACTION of that money should be lucky enough to find its way to more worthy causes.
Look at this list
10 charity fundraisers for breast cancer.
Any other disease on the list is lucky to have ONE fundraiser.
Don't you think breast cancer gets a BIT too much attention compared to the myriad of other, extremely serious diseases?
The guy's right, it's ridiculous, the organisations like Pink Ribbon don't do anything except raising awareness, they don't donate money whatsoever, because they have to pay the small Pink Ribbons and spokespeople in commercialse, besides that there is a 'Breast Cancer Fund', a 'Prostate Cancer Fund', a 'Lung Cancer Fund' and even more funds for all the types of cancer out there and with managers earning multi-million salaries every year, why don't we make one big 'Cancer Fund' and one Cancer Awareness month and stop this idiotic farce that has been going on for years now.
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Statistics recently say there are approx. 23 deaths per 100,000 cases.
37 years and double-digit billions of dollars spent on breast cancer, and the death rate went from incredibly low to still incredibly low. Yet there are still women out there marching right now and demanding a "cure" to be found for them, and sticking their little noses up at anyone not sporting their pink ribbons. It's the biggest farce in the history of medical science.
It's gotten to the point now that breast cancer awareness is not so much about curing cancer as it is about being politically correct and keeping a good public face.
Look I understand that prostate cancer and other cancers need awareness, but to be offended by breast cancer campaigns is a bit over the top.
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It isn't discriminatory at all. There are foundations dedicated to prostate cancer as well.
If you think they deserve more attention, research them and generate P.R. for them like the Susan Komen people did for breast cancer.