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I have a major bone to pick with stupidcancer right now.
They have a convention that is supposed to be for young adults with cancer. I really would have loved to attend but I'm busy getting chemo. I thought, well, I'll just go next year! But I think I won't.
Who do they have as the main "Special Guest"? A cancer research doctor? No. A survivor? No. Someone who is incredibly active in advocating for young adults with cancer? Of course not. How about an oncology nurse? No? Ok.
Let's make the keynote speaker a woman who plays a character who has a cancer on an insipid tv show. A woman who has no experience as a survivor, caretaker, or professional. A woman who plays a cancer patient that isn't even depicted accurately. Yeah maybe she "talked to survivors" or "talked to doctors and nurses" but what does this woman bring to the table for a group of young adults actually going through treatment? Quite honestly, it's offensive.
I'm incredibly disappointed that an organization that is supposed to be advocating for young adults with cancer is glossing over all the important aspects of being a young adult with cancer in order to pander to some kind of pop culture or media attention. Once again, it's offensive.