Ann aka ButDoctorIHatePink

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Putting the "What’s Under Our Shirt" Campaign to Rest

Sep 16, 2014

 I received this latter from AirXpanders CEO Scott Dodson today, Dear Ms. Silberman,On behalf of AirXpanders I would like to sincerely apologize for the insensitive outreach that you received last week on behalf of our company.  This language was ...

BRA Day, Update

Sep 15, 2014

(Excuse errors and typos, I am having technical issues but I wanted to get the gist of this online)I received an email from Ms. Hollister Hovey of the PR firm that sent out that crass and insensitive letter.  She asked for my phone number so she could...

Bra Day, another metastasis

Sep 12, 2014

I was stunned to get this in my inbox today. Dear Ann,Boobs are so much more than just “the girls” or “melons.” They’re fabulous. They make us feel sexy, whether we’re in our best outfit, lounging around in our favorite flannel PJs, or j...

Pinktober, Metastasized

Sep 9, 2014

For weeks now, I have been getting emails from PR companies that start like this, Dear But Doctor I Hate Pink, With Breast Cancer Awareness month fast approaching, we wanted to take the time to introduce you to our product, the Pink Crapola JunkYou...

Three Book Reviews: Mani-Pedi Stat, The Art of Adapting, Living Without the One You Cannot Live Without

Sep 1, 2014

I love to read and always have.  Unfortunately, I have had some difficulty the past few years.  I think chemo-brain has made reading a struggle:  concentration, memory and the ability to stay awake are all critical skills when reading a book.  Afte...

Save Your Brows – Tip for Chemo!

Aug 28, 2014

If you are starting chemo for the first time, or have just started it, this video is for you.  It is my very own invention, and if there was any way to make money on it, I would. I do, after all, have a child starting college in one month. And is th...

My Bid for SXSW – New Video and Vote!

Aug 23, 2014

Have you voted for me to be on a Panel at SXSW yet?  David Kopp from Healthline and I want to talk about what it would take to reach for a cure for cancer, and what today's modern, empowered patient can do to help achieve that goal.  Surprise...


Aug 21, 2014

In the late 1980s I was a young, single mother, with big hair, of course.  Looking back through the dewy gauze of age and chemo, I remember my life then as wonderful, if not exactly carefree. Whatever problems I had have been softened and smoothed wit...

Five years……

Aug 17, 2014

What can happen in five years? A silly, long-haired 12 year old boy grows to become a lanky, bespectacled, scary-smart 6 foot tall man, packing for the start of his elite university education and possible career as a scientist.  A young man, 22, str...

Time to Vote For ME to Speak at SXSW

Aug 11, 2014

I have been entered to speak at a panel at SXSW (South by Southwest) which is a huge technology/music/film conference in Austin, Texas.  You might remember, Lady Gaga was the keynote speaker last year, Edward Snowden Skyped in from wherever he is in R...

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