"I wish I had breast cancer"Watch
Pancreatic Cancer Action released an advert with Pancreatic cancer patients stating they wished they had breast cancer. What does everyone think of this? Insensitive to those suffering with breast cancer, or valuable publicity for a less well known cancer?
A bit insensitive for sure, but then again pancreatic cancer is basically a death sentence. I imagine if I had it I myself would probably quite morbidly wish for a more survivable cancer.
People are seeing it as belittling other cancers, which I don't think it is.
I also think that our early diagnosis system are pretty poor and if we can have routine breast cancer scans and ultrasounds for every pregnant person then we should also be able to detect these other diseases far sooner.
People saying it's insensitive need to look at it - if you had to get an illness, what would you rather have? One where there's a massive chance of you getting cured or one where you'll probably die within a year or two?
No one is saying breast cancer is a nice thing to have. What they are saying is COMPARED to their cancer, it would be better. Breast cancer gets a lot of funding, and there is a lot of awareness, whereas some other cancers don't have that