Drowning in Pink: An Update

kohl's komen metavivor

My recent piece, Drowning in Pink has been received with great interest and so I'd like to provide an update today on the situation. First lets rewind to refresh our memories: 2/21/2014, METAvivor contacted Kohl's regarding it's very obvious adaptation of the METAvivor's campaign, "Elephant in the Pink Room," with request for the campaign to … Continue reading Drowning in Pink: An Update

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Watch out, breast cancer. We’re coming for you.

Elisabeth Cramer Karen Sealander Regina Hampton, BCW $125,000 Avon Grant

Women diagnosed with breast cancer in DC's Wards 7 & 8 have a lower chance of survival than the national average.  Watch out, breast cancer.  We're coming for you. It's exciting times at Breast Care for Washington. While we haven't been super active in the public eye since our official launch in November 2012, we've … Continue reading Watch out, breast cancer. We’re coming for you.

Getting creative with breast cancer screening.

Getting Creative with Breast Cancer Screening

It's been a busy fall here at PUGTATO headquarters. Fall is the season of ovarian cancer awareness month, breast cancer awareness month, and this year, it also included moving to a new home and Breast Care for Washington's official launch. Oy vey. Outside of my outreach work with Myriad this fall, my brain has been … Continue reading Getting creative with breast cancer screening.

A who? A patient what? A Patient Advocate.

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The first time I ever heard of a patient advocate was when I attended a talk given by Melissa Pantel-Ku.  Melissa is remarkable woman.  Diagnosed with stage III breast cancer at 34, she is a PhD, a professor, a mother, a wife, a breast cancer survivor, and founder of  Hope & Humor.  Melissa's story had … Continue reading A who? A patient what? A Patient Advocate.

Grandma doesn’t always know best.

Cultural barriers and disparities in cancer care

Turns out cancer is not contagious, breast-feeding does not cause breast cancer, surgery treatment for breast cancer won't cause disease spread, and men can, in fact, get breast cancer.    Grandma might have passed down some incorrect information over the years. Today's discussion will focus mainly on breast cancer.  Studies have shown that racial and ethnic minority … Continue reading Grandma doesn’t always know best.