Breast Cancer Prevention is Power

Last year, I noted two small lumps in my right breast and after many rounds of doctors and mammograms, I was safely in the “clear”. I had fibrous tumors in my breasts, but they were benign. Sitting in the oncologist office was a really terrifying and eye-opening experience. I listened to the sounds of the other women there, overheard their stories, their trials and tribulations. It touched me very deeply. I cried as I walked out of the office not for me, but for the others; the ones I knew were not getting the same prognosis.

Breast Cancer Prevention is Power is a public education and engagement campaign to get the message out about all the ways that we can reduce our risk of breast cancer.  Of course we all want a cure for breast cancer but we can effectively take steps toward prevention. Breast Cancer Prevention is Power is helping to share tips, exchange tips and spread the word on just how powerful prevention can be!

 

I know that leading a healthy lifestyle has dramatically lowered my risk of breast cancer. I don’t smoke, drink, I am active, eat a well-balanced, almost true organic diet, where few processed foods are present. We have taken many steps over the last years to strive for an even healthier lifestyle by starting and maintaining our own organic garden and cleaning with only the most natural cleaners.  My beauty routine is almost all green too. I live by the less is more motto and by doing this, I don’t rely on a lot of beauty care items that have a host of nasty chemicals in them. By taking simple steps you too can reduce your risk of breast cancer.

CLICK HERE to read more about the Prevention is Power campaign.

Prevention is Power

Eye -Opening Facts:

• Today in the United States, a woman’s lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is an
alarming 1 in 8.
• Fewer than 10 percent of women with breast cancer has a genetic history of the disease
• Over half of all breast cancers cannot be attributed to traditional risk factors such as
family history, genetics, smoking and obesity.
• A compelling body of scientific evidence links breast cancer to the chemicals in our
everyday environment—chemicals in our food, our products, our air and our water.
• More than 80,000 synthetic chemicals are registered for use in the United States; fewer
than 10 percent have ever been fully tested for their health effects.

Join us to help prevent breast cancer by eliminating exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. Learn simple things you can do to reduce your risk every day, and take action to demand safer products from companies and smarter laws from elected officials. Share with your friends and family to empower them with prevention too. Prevention is Power! 

What steps will you be taking to prevent breast cancer?

Join the conversation on facebook, twitter (#preventionispower)and the breast cancer fund site.

 

I was not compensated for this post.

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