October 2008


“The politics behind the pink ribbon”
Even as the economy implodes and the nation prepares for a historic election, the U.S. is flooded with the pink ribbons of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But behind the pink is politics.”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27283197/from/ET/

“The politics behind the pink ribbon”

“Even as the economy implodes and the nation prepares for a historic election, the U.S. is flooded with the pink ribbons of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But behind the pink is politics.”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27283197/from/ET/

I have been working a lot of hours and haven’t been able to blog for awhile now. I managed to get seriously behind on things. I am doing well with my current medications. My immune system has been on a roller coaster but seems to have stabilized now. In early November I’ll have my next CAT scan and learn how well my current treatment is working. I am optimistic based on how I’ve been feeling. Fewer aches. Some side effects. But easier ones than I’d had before.

The clear ribbon for lung cancer is symbolic of the “invisible disease.” Few are aware lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the US and that so many non-smokers and never smokers have this disease. Among women, incidents of lung cancer are on the rise – and now the number of lives lost is 3 times what it was in 1975.

A local group is organizing a walk to support lung cancer research. It will take place on Sunday, March 8. The link to learn more and to register is at http://events.lungevity.org/site/TR?fr_id=1370&pg=entry

I plan to participate but have not decided about starting a team. I’ll keep you posted.