The Hazards of Being a Cancer Warrior

September 5, 2014 4:01 PM

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The Hazards of Being a Cancer Warrior

Soon it will be October, otherwise known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in all of its pink glory and marketing campaigns. I felt like I was fighting my own personal war when I was treated for breast cancer almost three years ago.

When I participated in a breast cancer walk last year I was given a bright pink shirt with the word "survivor" in bold on the back. Walkers were encouraged to wear it so that at the conclusion of the walk and celebratory cheer of the funds raised, we survivors would all march together as a collectiv...

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