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Grey's Anatomy Cast Supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Grey's Anatomy Cast Supports National Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOn 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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i'm a big supporter for the fight against breast cancer. my sister had it a while back and luckily it went away. so now like our whole family has at least one of the "ford warriors" pink shirts or beaters. they're really cute on a plus side!

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For an interesting twist on the topic of the "pinking" of breast cancer awareness, there are several articles I link to from my website, http://www.honestmedicine.type..., that you might like to read. Here are just a few of them: To access the articles, go to the left side of my site, and look under "CANCER": 1) "Welcome to Cancerland: A Mammogram Leads to a Cult of Pink Kitsch," by Barbara Ehrenreich. A classic. 2) Chemo Concession (gives some surprising information about the chemotherapy industry) Both articles will give you another perspective on the "think pink" phenomenon. I hope you will find them informative. Thanks for giving them a look! Sincerely,
Julia Schopick
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Siemens is supporting the Susan G. Komen Foundation by making a donation for every woman who pledges to get a mammogram at www.changethestatistic.com. It's easy and the more people who pledge, the more money the Foundation receives. Paul