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Breast Cancer awareness!
bryan at 1:37PM, Oct. 18, 2007
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Hello, I'm here sit down and have a bit of a chat with you all, if you'll allow it.

As you may or may not know, it is ‘wear pink month’, and if you do know that and you don't know why, then here is a bit of information for you:

Breast Cancer Facts
In 2005, breast cancer caused 502,000 deaths (7% of cancer deaths; almost 1% of all deaths) worldwide. Among women worldwide, breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer death. (World Health Organization, Fact sheet)

In the United States, breast cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death… and Among women in the U.S., breast cancer is the most common cancer and the second- most common cause of cancer death (after lung cancer). (American Cancer Society)

Women in the U.S. have a 1 in 8 lifetime chance of developing invasive breast cancer and a 1 in 33 chance of breast cancer causing their death. (American Cancer Society)

Now, I'm sorry that this was all so drab and very very unsettling, but there IS something you can help do… and it's soooo easy. 2 things:

First, if you have a digg account, go here and digg up the cause…

http://www.digg.com/health/Free_Mammograms

If you don't have a digg account, and don't want to create one, go here and click on the big pink button:

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=2

If you wonder how it works:
The breast cancer site
When you click, we display ads from our site sponsors. 100% of the money from these advertisers goes to our charity partners, who fund programs to provide mammograms to women in need.

You can click on it once a day for it to have an effect.

Thanks a lot for your time :)

(p.s. Please pass this on to friends and family, so a large difference can be made)
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Custard Trout at 1:39PM, Oct. 18, 2007
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I have neither breasts or cancer.

But I will do what I can, by clicking said button after observing it carefully.
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Rutger at 1:57PM, Oct. 18, 2007
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I'm clicking like mad.

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bryan at 3:25PM, Oct. 18, 2007
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Yes, I know that a majority of DD is male (I have no delusions), but that doesn't mean men can't support awareness or even help! Thanks to ya'll that have already clicked ‘like mad,’ but if you like boobs are at least neutral to them, click and support!
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subcultured at 3:34PM, Oct. 18, 2007
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actually DD is composed of almost 1/2 fem and male
and 0.1% of cthulu :)

just cause they don't come to the forums as much, doesn't mean there isn't alot of female readers. so keep that in mind in your target audience.
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 3:36PM, Oct. 18, 2007
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0.1% of cthulu :)

just cause they don't come to the forums as much, doesn't mean there isn't alot of female readers. so keep that in mind in your target audience.


D: Cthulhu gets his own percentage?!

lucky him.
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Evil_Snuffkin at 6:19PM, Oct. 18, 2007
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Yes, we forum females are a rare breed. I've given my click and amm glad to be living in the UK where we get these scans free.
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ozoneocean at 6:59PM, Oct. 18, 2007
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I volunteer to check your breasts… for, uh, “lumps”? :)
 
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SpANG at 7:14PM, Oct. 18, 2007
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I have neither breasts or cancer.

Haha. Sorry to disillusion y'all, but men DO have breasts (be them smaller and uh, non functioning). And yes, they DO also get breast cancer (be it in smaller numbers).
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Bocaj at 7:23PM, Oct. 18, 2007
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My mother is a survivor, and there is a lot of Breast cancer on my mother's side of my family. I am, though, a man so my risk is greatly decreased. The main way it effects me and my future (not including my mother) is if I have children.

I clicked the button a couple times.


Cancer! YAY!!! lol!

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usedbooks at 7:51PM, Oct. 18, 2007
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Cancer! YAY!!! lol!

o_O

I've collected some yogurt lids and did somethings at LifetimeTV.com. No breast cancer in my family history, but that doesn't mean I don't support research for fighting it – especially if it doesn't cost me anything but some extra effort.
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ozoneocean at 7:58PM, Oct. 18, 2007
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Haha. Sorry to disillusion y'all, but men DO have breasts (be them smaller and uh, non functioning). And yes, they DO also get breast cancer (be it in smaller numbers).
Isn't biology funny? :)
Men will also get testicular cancer in the throat! That's because when you're forming in the womb, apparently your testicles start of in the throat and then travel down… If you're prone to that sort of cancer, you can get it in any of that any tissue, including the stuff that was left behind.
 
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ShinGen at 8:08PM, Oct. 18, 2007
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I'll be clinking teh big pink button. No history in my family but I figure it's worth a second of my time if I can help a lil'.

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horseboy at 8:41PM, Oct. 18, 2007
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Yeah, my mom just shook off stage 4 breast cancer. Yay for Vitamin D and selenium!
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Poke Alster at 2:32AM, Oct. 19, 2007
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Alot more people are surviving it now than they was a couple of years ago which shows that technology is getting better
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Custard Trout at 2:54AM, Oct. 19, 2007
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I have neither breasts or cancer.

Haha. Sorry to disillusion y'all, but men DO have breasts (be them smaller and uh, non functioning). And yes, they DO also get breast cancer (be it in smaller numbers).

That may be so, but I don't have it at the moment.

Also, I don't have breasts because I am hideously deformed
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Rutger at 10:33AM, Oct. 19, 2007
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just cause they don't come to the forums as much, doesn't mean there isn't alot of female readers. so keep that in mind in your target audience.

I've actually got quite a few female readers, if I'm not mistaken.

Also, I clicked again for good measure.

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
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bryan at 1:05AM, Oct. 20, 2007
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Wow! So nice of ya'll to take an interest… it's for a good cause and incredibly cool of ya'll!

Subcultured
actually DD is composed of almost 1/2 fem and male
and 0.1% of cthulu

Ahh, I stand corrected. :)


Btw, if it's a new day, you guys can click again and credit is given again! Not to mention from new IP address >.> but that maybe on the obsessive side :P
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Rutger at 4:25AM, Oct. 20, 2007
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Wow! So nice of ya'll to take an interest… it's for a good cause and incredibly cool of ya'll!

Subcultured
actually DD is composed of almost 1/2 fem and male
and 0.1% of cthulu

Ahh, I stand corrected. :)


Btw, if it's a new day, you guys can click again and credit is given again! Not to mention from new IP address >.> but that maybe on the obsessive side :P

*click*

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
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krazy_taco at 2:26PM, Oct. 24, 2007
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oh crap…
im gonna die!
D:

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Frostflowers at 12:31AM, Oct. 25, 2007
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Aieee. Those are slightly depressing statistics. And seeing as my grandmother just recovered from breast cancer….

…*click* *click* *click*
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crocty at 11:54AM, Oct. 25, 2007
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I bookmarked the page. I don't have to give anything, might aswell.
My Mum got cancer a long time ago, I didn't fully understand it though. I was young…
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Rutger at 11:52AM, Oct. 26, 2007
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Aaand click.

I keep forgetting about it, good thing this thread is here to remind me.

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
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