If you know your risk you can take action and engage in Breast Cancer Prevention. You can address lifestyle changes. You can prevent cancer and cultivate health. You can learn about alternative cancer resources that focus on health and not disease.
This is a really cool iphone app called Previvors that can help you get started Knowledge is power!!! The Previvors app provides information and an interactive quiz, which the group hopes will help raise awareness of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Be a Previvor: Someone who has never had cancer! (Previvor is a play on the word survivor…someone who has survived cancer.)Many women are fearful at the prospect of developing breast or ovarian cancer,” said Lisa Marton, managing member of the Previvors, “The Previvors iPhone app is simple to use and easily connects high-risk women with the resources including mammography centers and healthcare providers that they need to take control of their health.”
The Previvors iPhone app debut coincides with the release of their book “Previvors: Facing the Breast Cancer Gene and Making Life-Changing Decisions,” written by health author Dina Roth Port and published by Penguin.
Through the incredible true stories of five young friends, as well as interviews with more than 70 top breast cancer experts, health writer Roth Port addresses the universal questions of women everywhere who have watched family members suffer from the disease and wondered, “Am I next?” Full of practical information, it is the first comprehensive book to guide women through the difficult process of determining their risk, weighing the options, and coping with the emotions of deciding to undergo surgery.