Why I Don’t Wear Pink

The standard cancer narrative didn’t work for me, so I set out to discover my own

Marjorie Hass
Human Parts
Published in
16 min readSep 11, 2019

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Here is what happens after the biopsy.

Your phone rings. Someone tells you that you have breast cancer and should see an oncologist and a breast surgeon as soon as possible. At the first visit, if you have a man with you, the doctors spend a lot of time reassuring…

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Marjorie Hass
Human Parts

Marjorie Hass is president of the Council of Independent Colleges in Washington, DC. She served as president of Rhodes College and Austin College.