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Overshadowed by pink: Breast cancer is important, but so are other cancers

Breast cancer charities have done an amazing job raising funds and awareness, often overshadowing opportunities for other types of cancer.
Spectators dress in pink for a breast cancer awareness event in Melbourne, Australia.

I won’t be wearing pink this month, or taking part in a breast cancer walk, or donating money to breast cancer research. It’s not that I don’t think beating breast cancer is a good cause. It is. I believe that to my core. Money raised by breast cancer charities has increased screening and funded important research. It has saved lives, including those of people I know and love.

My issue is that the amazing job that breast cancer charities have done raising funds and awareness has, the one I am currently living with.

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