Singer Melissa Etheridge has BC.....

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   Posted 10/8/2004 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone know her music? I have several of her CD's and really like her music. Today it was announced she is cancelling the rest of her tour to undergo surgery and treatment. The little bit that I read indicates that she may already have been undergoing treatments, and that it was caught early.
She is 43 years old.
I saw a couple people in the malls today wearing the pink ribbon pin that is from Lee Denim Day, the official fundraising day is today. My office is doing it on Oct 21.

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   Posted 10/9/2004 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I heard about her on the news. What disturbs me is the flippant way they say she has breast cancer, it was caught early and after treatment she will be fine. It is great to be positive about treatment, but making a blanket statement like she will be fine certainly give the public the wrong impression about breast cancer being easily treated. I hope she is and I hope that her cancer was caught early, but I think it would be better to let the public know more about treatment possibilies and outcomes statistically. By making the statement she will be fine gives the impression all you have to do is go through treatment and presto ................. which we know is not always the case. Hugs MK

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   Posted 10/9/2004 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
That was just on the morning news about ME. I agree, MK, about the way in which it was discussed. We all know how devastating this disease can be, how impt. early detection is, etc. But the general public is unaware until, of course, it happens to them. Let's just hope she gets the care she needs and IS fine.

Lori, I have heard her sing. She has a voice that reminds me of Janis Joplin, almost like she smoked way too much and now has a gravelly aspect in her throat. Her voice is almost haunting. I just want for her what I want for all of us, to beat this wretched, wretched disease. Luci
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer.  Albert Camus

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