(Closed) Does anyone else hate everything going pink in October?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
3969 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Magdalena:  I agree with most of these things. Awareness has become a marketing campaign. Perhaps caring in the beginning, but now it’s a little out of hand. 

The only thing I would need some sort of medical journal evidence about is that mammograms don’t help. I know for a fact there are many women in my life who found lumps this way and were able to be treated before their cancer got above stage 1, giving them better chances at survival. I do not believe that people get mammograms “too often” nor that it increase the risk. 

Post # 5
4373 posts
Honey bee

I just wish there were more awareness for other cancers too, not just breast. And yes, a whole month of pink does get annoying.

Post # 6
2981 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My beef was with facebook awhile back, when the whole posting the color of your bra was popular. Somehow that tied into breasts and breast cancer awareness. Everyone is aware, if you want to make a difference, donate, encourage others to get tested, etc. I can see your point in how the pink everywhere/”womens’ disease” can make men feel more emasculated and alone. I never really thought of that.

I’m a RT (radiographer)- with your statement that mammos increase the risks– Where did you find that info? I’d like to read it.

Post # 7
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Agreed!! It’s insane how LITTLE actually goes to benefit those in need! I’m all for finding a cure and supporting those who need it but having pink porch lights does nothing to help.

Post # 8
4690 posts
Honey bee

IMO, it’s not a very pretty pink color either. 

Post # 9
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Magdalena:  I can understand where you’re coming from. The only thing that bothers me about it is that breast cancer is NOT the most deadly cancer for women. Lung cancer kills way more women (and men) every year. Also, heart disease is way more prevalent.

Post # 10
4047 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I hate how it gets so commercialized. Potato chips and cookies for the cure, really? It just seems like alot of these companies want you to buy stuff and the message gets lost somewhere.

Post # 12
3969 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Magdalena:  Ok, so yes, more people get mammograms that dont necessarily FIND something, or it doesn’t increase the odds for survival. But it does not INCREASE the risk for cancer by having one. Overdiagnosis is always going ot be an issue in any area of medicine. I’d rather more people be tested than not enough. If it takes 100 women to get a mammogram to saves ONE life, it’s worth it to me.

Post # 13
6894 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

The reason it irritates me is that it doesn’t go to directly benefitting those WITH the cancer, and becomes a money maker for the corporations.

It also irritates me because there are soooo many other things that kill women (or men, animals, children, etc) that could be this publicized. If they’re going to go all out for this, why not childhood cancer awareness? Heart disease? Etc.


Post # 14
2557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My favorite color is pink, so I really like seeing the color pink everywhere for that reason.  I stock up at work on pink office supplies and stash them for the rest of the year.. haha..

But, I do agree that we, as a whole, need to do more than just buy “pink” things to promote the whole BC awareness thing.  Other cancers, too.  Lots of other cancers/diseases have their “own” awareness months — they just don’t get publicized like breast cancer does (i.e., September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month).  

Post # 16
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

They should at least pick a different month….I like seeing orange and black during October, not pink. But I agree with what you said.

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