October is breast cancer month and their color is pink. You can’t help but notice wherever you go it’s pink this and/or pink that. I noticed last Sunday that the NFL football players were all decked out with pink on the shoes, their gloves, and helmets. It’s Sunday again and they’re still dressed out in pink. I suppose that it’ll be that way the whole month of October. What I see is that breast cancer gets all the money, all the publicity, all the walks, and all the runs, to the exclusion of all other types of cancer.
But, as I’m sure you know, there ARE many types of cancer, and my daughter-in-law has ovarian cancer. Do you know what THEIR color and motto is? I doubt it because they’re never mentioned. Ovarian cancer’s color is teal. Teal is a rich, deep shade, of blue/green. But you never see it, do you? No NFL players wear teal, do they? Have they? They’re motto is: “Break the Silence”, and so that’s what I’m trying to do. Since I have access to this website I want to break as much silence as I can.
My daughter-in-law was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in December of 2009. She had major surgery, took chemo treatments until the end of April 2010, got good reports, and it went into remission – for a year. It came back this year in the summer. She has since had major surgery AGAIN, and has recently started chemo treatments AGAIN. She is undoubtedly the bravest and most positive person I’ve ever known. She and my son have been married for a little over 33 years, and in all those years, I’ve never seen her mad or fussing about something or someone. How will these latest chemo treatment turn out? Who knows? We just have to hope for the best and pray a lot.
Although I don’t want anyone to have ANY type of cancer, and I’m not bashing breast cancer, we need to get the message out – symptoms, treatments, cures, etc. – and allow the other types of cancer to have their “day in the sun”, so to speak.
Please help me do that. If any of you, who read this article, have a friend or relative with cancer, leave a comment, give a motto, the color of their cancer, or just whatever you can think of that might help someone, somewhere, sometime.
I have included three websites where you may go to check out various things, and one even where you may purchase jewelry, shirts, etc.
Thank you and let’s together to “Break the Silence” on all colors of cancer.