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Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings with it a deluge of pink ribbons, which grace many objects.(PHOTO CREDIT: MCT CAMPUS)

The truth behind the pink ribbon

Hillary Steinberg October 15, 2013
Let me start out with being amazingly clear on this. I, in no way shape or form, remotely support cancer as a disease. It’s an awful, devastating thing to happen. My father died of cancer when I was seventeen after having it for five years and his mother had breast cancer twice, so in absolutely no way am I trivializing it. However, it’s now Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I feel we need address the fact that breast cancer has been reduced to a fad in our society. I want to address this even though I know my opinion will be considered unpopular.
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