Melinda Tankard Reist in the Sydney Morning Herald
In December 2008, aged 39, Rachael Lonergan was diagnosed with aggressive triple negative breast cancer.
The Sydney freelance media strategist spent 2009 in treatment with two operations, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and more.
Lonergan considers herself recovered. ''They never say never, but so far, so good,'' she says.
But what continues to make her sick is the way women's breasts are sexualised and objectified by companies who pinkwash their motives by supporting breast cancer charities, especially during October - Breast Awareness Month.
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