Top 10 tips to prevent breast cancer

Welcome to Breast Cancer Awareness month, when pink ribbons cover everything from toxic cosmetics to BPA-lined food cans, urging us to be aware of breast cancer. But when 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with the disease, how much more awareness do we need? The Breast Cancer Fund is working to shift the conversation … Read more…

On this last day of breast cancer “awareness” month, know this: (Pink Ribbon Blues, 10/31/2013)

Identifying and influencing environmental causes may be challenging, but once they are identified shouldn’t they be taken out of circulation? For the sake of prevention?

Exposed: The mammogram myth and the pinkwashing of America (Orion Magazine, 9-10/2013)

“We don’t need more ribbons. What we need is to face a truth that is not pretty, not pink, and not reassuring at all. Chemicals are in our bodies. They are causing cancer. And all the pink ribbons in the world aren’t going to fix that.”

It’s Time for Breast Cancer Prevention Month (Huffington Post, 10/12/2010)

It’s that pink time of year again, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But when virtually every American has been touched by the disease, who among us is not aware of breast cancer? What we need is Breast Cancer PREVENTION Month…

Cancer from the kitchen? (NY Times, 12/5/09)

Another excellent op-ed from New York Times columnist Nicolas Kristof, this time focusing on the endocrine disruptors in plastics, cosmetics and more that can put us at greater risk for diseases like breast cancer.

Mammography Screening: Are we asking the wrong question?

This week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force announced new mammography guidelines, moving the recommended age for women to receive their annual screenings from 40 to 50. Because mammography is one of the few tools available for breast cancer detection, the response from women across the country has been one of overwhelming frustration and anxiety. … Read more…