Rethink Breast Cancer awareness program

Breast Awareness siteSchick/Quattro is encouraging women to post pictures of their breasts online at their website to raise awareness for breast cancer. To date, women have posted photos of themselves breastfeeding, of their scars after a double mastectomy, photos of themselves wearing bras, bikini tops and nothing at all. Helen Kargas, senior brand manager for Shick/Quattro, says, “If you shave your underarms, it’s really easy to check your breasts in the process.” Last year, an estimated 22,300 Canadian women were diagnosed with breast cancer and 5,300 died of the disease. Women can upload photos anonymously from their home computer or have their pictures taken in the portable “Booby Booth,” which was recently at L’Oréal Fashion Week and LifeFest in Toronto, and will be at various events this summer. The site at boobywall.ca has had 850,000 unique visitors from over 180 countries within three weeks of the launch.

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  1. "Bart" • June 25, 2008 @ 11:34 AM

    Keep this in mind guys…3% of all breast cancer happens in men.

  2. tammy • June 25, 2008 @ 2:33 PM

    Ya I think women should take this stuff seriously and always get a second opinion…

  3. tributegirl • June 25, 2008 @ 6:37 PM

    A second opinion on what, their pictures? LMAO
    Seriously though, I don’t think I’ll be posting any pictures, I think any pictures of my boobies will be left at the mamogram clinic!

  4. tammy • June 26, 2008 @ 8:46 AM

    Well tributegirl I’m glad you understand what this article is all about…but um for future reference you can’t tell if you have breast cancer just by looking at them …and what I meant by getting a second opinion is when you do feel a lump and a doctor says there’s nothing to worry about you should go to another doctor and make sure that it’s nothing…and this stuff isn’t a laughing matter…it’s serious stuff….

  5. Nancy • June 26, 2008 @ 2:53 PM

    I can’t speak for everyone but, anyone I know who found a lump on their breast and told their Dr., the Dr. NEVER said “there’s nothing to worry about”. They were always examined and sent for tests to find out what the lump actually was…even if it DID end up being a false alarm.

  6. tributegirl • June 26, 2008 @ 3:30 PM

    Golly tammy, I shur am glad ur here to set things strait, otherwise how wood any of the rest of us no anything!
    Jeez girl, I KNOW you can’t tell just from looking at them! I WORK IN A HOSPITAL, FOR GOD’S SAKES!!! IT IS JUST A JOKE!!!
    Why don’t you go to your doctor and see if he can prescribe you a sense of humor?

  7. tammy • June 26, 2008 @ 3:43 PM

    Ya nancy? well never say never…and tributegirl what exactly do you do at the hospital? Clean toilets?

  8. jennie_bearz • June 26, 2008 @ 3:45 PM

    LMFAO … don’t you have some toilets to clean ???

  9. tammy • June 26, 2008 @ 3:51 PM

    tributegirl I do apologize for that remark but it’s hard to beleive that you could get a job at a hospital doing something really important cause I’d be scared to put my life in your hands and you need to work on your spelling or are you just really pissed that your not thinking and just typing away…

  10. tributegirl • June 26, 2008 @ 4:34 PM

    Oh, My, God. Are you serious? The spelling was a part of my sarcasm, you dimwit! It was to point out that you seem to think that you are the only one who knows anything, but obviously you don’t know sarcasm! And cleaning toilets? Well, I’d rather do that than wait on you! Nope, I don’t clean toilets, I don’t clean anything at work unless I have an MRSA or VRE positive patient, because cleaning is not my job. People put their lives in my hands every time I am working, I do a great job. Why don’t you come on down to see me sometime? I’ve got a really nice, big needle for ya, a great big catheter too!
    You talked about my spelling, which was part of my sarcasm. I think you should look at a class in proper grammar. You know, since you are being nit-picky…

  11. Nancy • June 26, 2008 @ 5:48 PM

    Yeah, and check out Jennie’s spelling and grammar, too. You said you and Jennie work together, right? Between the two of you there must be alot of sparkling toilets!

    Tributegirl, I don’t think Tammy and Jennie need anymore needles…they probably wear long sleeves to cover their track marks as it is!! 🙂

  12. Angela • June 26, 2008 @ 8:17 PM

    Is anyone in here really an adult? Because the way that you guys speak to eachother is like bratty little teenagers, I mean come on seriously the fighting is ridiculous, and completely unnecessary, calling people names, remarking about track marks? Are you kidding me, this is a really important topic and people can’t really comment on because of this stupid fighting always going, I thought we were adults and not 16 year olds, everyone needs to grow up and begin to act like mature adults. Saucy remarks do not make you look smarter, on the contrary the 4 of you come off looking incredibly immature and childish, from now on FOCUS on the topic at hand
    🙂

  13. Nancy • June 26, 2008 @ 8:32 PM

    Sorry Angela we’re not all out busy at 19 getting pregnant!! We’re here at Tribute getting on each others nerves! 🙂

  14. Angela • June 26, 2008 @ 9:27 PM

    I was not trying to be rude or anything, I was merely commenting that the tribute girls on here can’t get by a single topic without silly arguing; I mean here we are doing it now. Silliness 😛

    As far as the comment about me getting pregnant at 19, I find that completely rude and is in no way related to the topic at hand anyways. Lets get one thing straight though, I am not some whore that runs around and opens her legs to get pregnant, the pill doesn’t always work, bc I was on it when I got pregnant, so it was and wasn’t my fault.

    And I wish we would be on topic this is really important, that number is really concerning, over 22,000 that’s scary especially if breast cancer runs in the family, like it does in mine and at a young age mid 30’s. I mean it’s not for like 15 yrs and maybe they’ll find a cure before then, but for now eeekk. I think awareness is the key to stamping out a disease, the more people that know and donate, the more they can continue to look for a cure and that I think is every woman’s goal find a cure for a disease that can potentially take away your loves lol our girls (bc I

  15. tributegirl • June 26, 2008 @ 9:29 PM

    true, true.

  16. tributegirl • June 26, 2008 @ 9:35 PM

    eeekk indeed. just make sure you get that second opinion!

  17. Nancy • June 26, 2008 @ 9:39 PM

    Well, I have to agree with you about the breast cancer awareness but, I will also let you know that I find it very ‘rude’ that a 19 year old thinks she can tell me how to act when she doesn’t even have the whole story! So please just skip my comments until Tribute deletes them like they have with the rest of this ‘tribute argument’. Tammy and Jennie haven’t even felt my wrath yet!

  18. tributegirl • June 26, 2008 @ 9:44 PM

    I can’t wait until they do! There’s nothing quite like Nancy when she’s on a roll!

  19. Angela • June 26, 2008 @ 9:47 PM

    I feel for them, wrath’s are always scary lol, perhaps once you have ripped them to shreds and they bow down to you, I bow down haha 🙂 we well be civilized in here lol

    oh btw tributegirl about the jamie-lynn thread I did read it before, but I hadn’t noticed the name and assumed it was tiredofitall, so I do apologize for that and I do appreciate your comments in regard to that thread, I also commented over there, but it’s old news so I didn’t think you’d look back to it.

  20. tributegirl • June 26, 2008 @ 9:52 PM

    I look back sometimes. I’ve had cousins who were very young when they got pregnant, my sister was 21 and single. I was married when I had my babies, but I do understand how hard it is, I do understand the situation.

  21. Nancy • June 26, 2008 @ 9:56 PM

    Hopefully, Angela…but I won’t hold my breath! And like I said before, don’t worry about what anyone else thinks…you, your baby, your boyfriend, family friends, are all that matters. Who gives a crap what anyone else thinks, as long as you are happy. They can only bring you down IF YOU LET THEM! I’m happy for you and hope you have a happy, healthy baby. Your situation doesn’t bother me in the least! If you were like 13 though, then that would be a different story!! 🙂

  22. tributegirl • June 26, 2008 @ 10:05 PM

    Angela, have you noticed something here? The two people who get slammed most are the two who are supportive of you and your situation.

  23. jennie_bearz • June 27, 2008 @ 8:52 AM

    Oh but I am totally supportive.. incase you missed something I am a young mother as well and know what it is like which is why I got so offensivetowards the comments tributegirl and nancy had made… To be quite honest I have no reason to have this childish disspute with you other than the fact of what you have to say about people… But I am going to be the mature one and end this now…

  24. tammy • June 27, 2008 @ 10:59 AM

    first of all Tributegirl how is spelling part of sarcasm? People put their lives in your hands? Exactly how many people have you killed? For your information Nancy, Jennie and I are on the phone most of the day and I don’t even clean my own toilet my fiance does that for me but I guess you wouldn’t know because you obviously can’t keep a man in your life and I don’t do drugs smarta**…by the way Angela if you read all the comments I did talk about the topic and then these two idiots started making jokes about it…and I don’t take that sh*t lightly…and Nancy your wrath? oooooo I’m shaking in my panties…Wow Angela ahe was putting you down for having a kid at 19 now your bowing down to her? Who do you think you are Nancy? Bow down to you? Now that is hilarious…aaawww and what now you guys are friends? Angela are they supportive? Were they before? The only reason why I go off on these two is because they keep putting me down or make jokes about a serious subject…

  25. jennie_bearz • June 27, 2008 @ 1:45 PM

    As you may not realize what you have just posted about the needles and catheder. To me that sounds like a threat there is a line between sarcasim and threats and you just crossed it. Maybe I should report you to the authorities and then maybe at the hospital you work at because i’m sure as a proffessional they would not be happy with that comment.

  26. tammy • June 27, 2008 @ 2:20 PM

    Ya considering you work at a hospital and peoples lives are in your hands, you seem to be on here all the time, obviously these peoples lives aren’t that important to you…and threatening us is on top of your priority list…

  27. tammy • June 27, 2008 @ 2:25 PM

    do you threaten your patients too when they get on your nerves? you know stick your needles in them and all? do they feel you wrath?

  28. tributegirl • June 27, 2008 @ 5:45 PM

    Ok, the argument had apparently ended, then Nancy, Angela and I were talking about Angela’s situation. Then all of a sudden, along come these two bimbo’s again, slamming and attacking us. Why? Because they have nothing better to do at work, apparently. And because they are nothing more than little girls who WANT to keep this argument up.

    Jennie, No, you are NOT totally supportive. If you were, you’d say something INTELLIGENT and SUPPORTIVE to Angela, since she is actually on here reading these posts, unlike most of the people who the articles are about. And you can take it as a threat if you want, that wasn’t how it was meant, but you take it however you want, I don’t care. Report me to whoever you want, I don’t really care about that either. I crossed no line, and if you actually had a clue, you’d realize that.

    Tammy, I have not killed anybody. You don’t know anything about me, so how could you possibly make a comment like that? I’ll tell you why, because you are an uninformed little know-it-all bimbo, and you just proved it yet again. And yes, we have been very supportive of Angela’s situation, all you would have to do is open your eyes, and your mind if you had one, and read our comments to her. Yes, we make jokes about serious situations, so what? I’m not going to spend my life being a prissy b*tch like you, I am having fun with my life. At work, my patients are completely safe and comfortable with me and my co-workers. And I am not on here all the time, I work shift work, so sometimes I have a few days in a row where I have no computer time at all, then I will have a few days where I am free to do what I want with my time. What’s it to you anyway? You also seem to be on here all the time. What do you do for your job? I bet you work for one of those 900 numbers, that’s why you have so much free time to be on here behaving the way you do, attacking people just because you don’t like them.

    You know what? I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. If you don’t like what I have to say, skip over my comments. I am as entitled to my opinion as you are yours, so I will post my opinion on any given topic, and if I feel like joking about any topic, I will. If you dont like it, as I said, skip over it.

  29. tammy • June 30, 2008 @ 12:58 PM

    Does it help when you keep telling yourself that your not going to spend your life being a what did you call me? a prissy b****? because from the comments that you put in you do realize that your the one that’s lying…to yourself…and you can go ahead and think I’m a bimbo …I don’t care what you say …because you obviously can’t read and comprehend that I am at work and when it is not busy I come on here to kill time and have fun pissing you off…do you understand? You really seem to think that you know everything about myself and Jennie…but for your information being in a relationship doesn’t mean that I am weak and give up on things and I don’t take nothing from no one on a silver platter…I also have everything I want and I work hard to get it by myself…but you keep telling yourself that your better than everyone else if that makes you feel better about yourself…

  30. jennie_bearz • July 2, 2008 @ 9:25 AM

    That’s right nancy cause your not better than “anyone else” That’s why it’s so easy for you to put other’s down cause in some twisted way it makes you feel better about yourself….

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