Can You Finish This Sentence?

October 1st is upon us and you reading this know what is coming in the weeks ahead.

Pinktober bedecked in candy pink ribbons and hoopla.

Each year this community of writers and readers expresses frustration at how the real message of breast cancer cannot be heard amid a sea of pink.

So today I am asking you to raise your voice above the pinkwashing of this month.

What one true thing do you want people to know about this disease that isn’t sugarcoated in pink?

Can you finish this sentence?

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I want you to know ….

Your answers, with your permission, will be compiled in a post that will be published on the Patient Empowerment Network blog.

So let me be the first to start the ball rolling here.

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month I want you to know that breast cancer isn’t the “good” kind of cancer.  There is no such thing as a good cancer. Cancer, whatever its form, exacts a huge toll on our bodies, our minds, our emotions, and how we will live out the rest of our days.