October 12, 2021

Yes, you read that headline correctly. I am a breast surgical oncologist and I don’t particularly like pink. Every October I am reminded why some breast cancer survivors don’t like pink either.

Pink is a constant reminder of the fight: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormone suppression. And those are just the medical treatments. Not to mention the emotional roller coaster, countless appointments, medical bills, time away from family, body image struggles, battles with intimacy, etc. I could go on and on.

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