Grey's Anatomy Cast Supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Grey's Anatomy Cast Supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
On last night's episode of Grey’s Anatomy, "Oh, The Guilt," Dr. Mark Sloan (below), Seattle Grace's newest plastic surgeon, and Dr. Miranda Bailey, our favorite resident, were introduced to a young mother recently diagnosed with breast cancer and coping with the indescribable fear, guilt and anguish that comes with such circumstances.

It is not surprising, given the Grey's Anatomy cast's support of important causes, that this poignant story line appeared in October, in conjunction with national Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Over 200,000 women will be diagnosed with the disease this year, and a monumental effort is needed to win their fight.

In addition to the prominent patient and Miranda's treatment of her, last night's episode featured a prominently displayed pink ribbon -- the breast cancer awareness symbol -- on the fridge in Meredith's house. During a commercial break, Kate Walsh (who plays Addison Shepherd) made a public service announcement regarding breast cancer, instructing viewers to learn more and telling them what they can do to contribute and find a cure.

It's nice to see Grey's Anatomy championing this effort. Find out more about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and how you can help by following these links.

Mark Consults a Breast Cancer Patient

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)