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Why some women with breast cancer dread October

Barbara Brotman [Chicago Tribune]

The pink ribbons, pink T-shirts, pink carnations, a pink bra sculpture — there’s pink seemingly everywhere, promoting mammograms, raising funds and celebrating survivors in October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

But there are some people who are not uplifted by the annual campaign.

Including some who are breast cancer patients.

Not the ones with triumphant stories of finishing treatment with apparent cures. The ones with metastatic breast cancer — cancer that has spread, and is incurable.

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