The Complacency of Awareness

July 1, 2014 5:46 PM

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Breast cancer used to be in the closet. Not very long ago, the stigma surrounding breast cancer was so strong that women and men felt that they had to hide their diagnosis.

Then things began to change thanks to some very brave women. In 1972, Shirley Temple Black held a news conference in her hospital room while she was recovering from a mastectomy. In 1974, former First Lady Betty Ford went public about her diagnosis and even let the press into her hospital room to ph...

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