This is the 25th breast cancer awareness month. We are being asked to celebrate that fact -- which is symptomatic of the problem. Why do we try so hard to make breast cancer palatable, comfortable, pink?
We cannot underestimate the importance of communicating to women everywhere that they need to see their doctors regularly and get a mammogram annually if they are over the age of 40. It's so important. Don't leave it for an extra year.
Politicians are incapable of giving the public any bad news, and the insurance and health care industries care about profits. That leaves physicians and scientists to lead us through health care reform.
My female friends were emailing in outrage at the notion that we may have, once again, been roused by the health care magnates in this country into receiving potentially destructive procedures and treatments.
You're a guy, and your loved one has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. She could be your wife, your mom, your sister, your daughter, your friend, your coworker. What the heck are you going to do?