I'm a woman living with Terminal, Metastatic Breast Cancer to the liver. I also hate "pink". AMA
In 2009 I was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer. I had a mastectomy, did 6 rounds of chemo and a year of a drug called herceptin. In 2011 cancer was found in my liver, which means it is Stage IV, and with breast cancer, not survivable. I'm on palliative care, which to date has consisted of 7 different chemos, 3 targeted therapies; I had half my liver removed, did gamma knife radiation and microwave ablation and nearly died from sepsis and c-diff. I go in for therapy weekly and will be on treatment for the rest of my short life which I'm still hoping won't be too short. I also am very anti-pink and think awareness has been achieved and we now need to focus our funding dollar on research. Komen is evil and people need to "think before they pink." I have written a humorous blog (yes, cancer can be funny, just not for very long) since my diagnosis. SoulPancake did a video about me which is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IyHJsCdo4w I've been interviewed by the New York Times, CNN, the Philly Inquirer, Dallas Morning News and many others about my stance against pink. It's October, but nobody wants to talk to somebody who WON'T survive breast cancer.
I write the blog http://www.butdoctorihatepink.com and posted about my desire to do an AMA there. I have a facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/ButdoctorIhatepink and did the same. Twitter is @butdocihatepink.
I'll pop in and out and see if there are new questions. I see some repetitive ones so I don't want to write the same thing twice, just read what I wrote. But if something new comes up, I'm still happy to answer.