Some breast cancer voices raise questions about simply raising “awareness” about breast cancer in October.
Some of them believe that raising awareness about screening, for example, should not be the only message or even the main message of the month.
Katherine O’Brien, who has metastatic breast cancer (MBC), and who publishes the ihatebreastcancer blog refers to being caught in “October’s pink undertow.”
Plunked down in the middle of breast cancer awareness month is National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day on October 13.
O’Brien says that people like her with MBC have different concerns from those with early stage cancer. She wrote to me: “The day is not about general cancer awareness; it’s about acknowledging the distinct needs of people who have the advanced, incurable form of breast cancer.
She quotes Ellen Moskowitz, past president of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN): Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at Gary Schwitzer's HealthNewsReview Blog*
The Medbloggers are now a part of BlogWorld/New Media Expo 09!
Thanks to sponsorship from Johnson & Johnson and MedPage Today, the “Medlblogger Meet-Up” is now a reality.
But it is so much more than “just” a meet-up.
A full day of topics, voted on by the medical bloggers themselves, will be presented, with plenty of time to mix and mingle with our blogging colleagues.
Blog World/New Media Expo 09 will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center the weekend of October 15-17.
New blogger, established blogger, podcaster or internet broadcaster, there is a place for you in Las Vegas!
Interested in just the Medblogger topics?
You’ll want to join us on October 15th, when the Medbloggers will take their place in the premier blogging conference by holding a full day of sessions and meetings devoted specifically to medblogging.
Want to get deep into the heart of blogging as a lifestyle? Ready to take your blog to the next level?
Then you’ll want to attend the entire BlogWorld/New Media Expo conference where you will learn from the very best of the blogosphere. If you’ve heard of them, they will be at the BlogWorld/New Media Expo 09.
There is a price range for every budget.
The option is yours.
The pleasure is ours.
Please join us!
Check out the BlogWorld/New Media Expo site for details (link above). Registration begins soon!
**This blog post was first published at Kim McAllister’s Emergiblog.**