Every woman wants to know what she can do to lower her risk of breast cancer.
Today, there are many risk factors that have contributed to more women being diagnosed with breast cancer. Most breast cancers AREN’T inherited — only about 5% to 10% are. This means there are many things you can do to lower your risk of being diagnosed.
If you have no history of the disease, there are steps you can take to keep your risk as low as it can be. If you’ve been diagnosed, there are things you can do beyond any treatments you’re receiving to reduce the risk of the cancer coming back or developing a new cancer. And if you are living with advanced-stage breast cancer, you want to do everything you can to slow the cancer’s growth.
according to Dr. Marisa Weiss, M.D., a radiation oncologist and president and founder of breastcancer.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing information and community to those touched by this disease. She also has a special interest in strengthening the sacred patient-doctor relationship.
Dr. Weiss is especially intersted in women be pro-active, being well informed and taking action.
Towards that end breastcancer.org has published a fantastic free ebook, THINK PINK, LIVE GREEN which I have posted here for you. It is one of the best resources I have found. THINK PINK LIVE GREEN clearly explains many of the known reasons for the rates of breast cancer today (much the same as 50 years ago unfortunately…we have NOT made much progress in PREVENTING breast cancer. Rather, today we find cancers earlier due to regular breast health screening for women using mammograms, ultrasound and MRI. When breast cancer is found at an earlier stage it is usually much more treatable. Thus, fewer women are DYING of breast cancer, that is good news, but 1 in 8 women (12%) will still get breast in her lifetime. Breast cancer kills more women in the United States than any other cancer with the exception of lung cancer.
Not only does this ebook THINK PINK, LIVE GREEN talk about conditions and causes, but also provides a STEP by STEP Guide To Reducing Your Risk Of Breast Cancer. As the title suggests, Think Pink (learn and think about your breast health) and Live Green (take steps to live a healthier lifestyle and reduce exposure to environmental toxins.) There are 31 recommendations of steps anyone can take right now to move lower risk. The entire site, breastcancer.org is a great resource and I highly recommend it. It is filled with well referenced medical information, great educational material and basic common sense.
I have also written a free 30 page ebook for you, Three Dangerous Cancer Survival Myths: What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You, that is filled with natural resources, check lists and to do lists to start you on the road to cancer free today. Click on the link below for instant access right now.