Friday, March 28, 2014

Cancer & the idiotic Facebook shit.

 I've got a radical idea about how to raise awareness for breast cancer, or any cancer for that matter. It's a little out there so bear with me... How about if we just talk about cancer? I know, crazy right? We could talk about how to check our breasts for lumps and what to do if we find something. We could post links to so people could get more information. We could donate so that more research into prevention and cures can be done. We could volunteer or do a fun run. Did you know men get breast cancer too? Maybe we can include men in the discussion?

Or we can keep playing stupid games like posting pointless status' that have nothing to do with anything, let alone cancer. I don't care where you like to put your handbag, I'm not going to repost some ridiculous statement about using my boobs to get out of a ticket and I don't care if you've got make up on in your selfie. 

Not talking about something is the opposite of raising awareness and it helps absolutely nobody. Cancer is sadly all too common and completely heart wrenching. Many of us have been touched by it in one way or another. My father died from pancreatic cancer. I'm aware of how horrible it is for everybody it touches. 

So let's just stop with the childish bullshit and use our power for good: to actually raise people's awareness of this insidious collection of diseases. 

Pancreatic cancer is the ninth most common cancer in men and the tenth in women. It has one of the lowest survival rates because it is usually only diagnosed in it's advanced stages. Every year, approx 2,500 Australians get diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, less than 5% will survive beyond five years. 

Go here to find out more about pancreatic cancer:

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