WHAT IS BREAST CANCER PREVENTION?


WHAT IS PREVENTION? prevention |priˈvenCHən| verb the action of stopping something from happening or arising: crime prevention | the treatment and prevention of AIDS.

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You might have noticed October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Again. I’m a survivor. I get it. I wouldn’t wish this disease, or its treatments, on anyone.

Like most everyone else who receives a breast cancer diagnosis, I hit the Internet and researched causes of cancer. I found a treasure trove of tips, herbs, exercise, and foods that can help prevent cancer. I found environmental toxins that are shockingly allowed into our food supply, our air, and our water. The list is enormous.

Surely others have done the same research. Why then, is breast cancer still so prevalent in our world? I have a theory.

Most current research indicates that every body has cancer cells, but in healthy individuals they remains dormant, kind of like the herpes simplex virus that causes fever blisters. That makes sense to me.

Next we have triggers. For example, I get fever blisters if I get stressed, dehydrated, or bump my lip. Those things, as well as a fever will cause fever blisters on my lip. Now let’s consider viruses, like the Human Papilloma virus. What if similarly, a virus causes breast cancer?

For me, that might go like this… Like everybody else, I already had cancer cells in my body. Then, as I went about life in our current environment I was introduced to triggers; chemicals in food, in cosmetics, BPA, additives, dyes, and the virus that we now suspect causes breast cancer. The list is very long; our environment is now full of cancer-causing agents.

At some point, I was exposed to the virus that causes breast cancer, and I reached a saturation point and my body’s ability to block the triggers from unleashing the cancer could not keep up. Now the virus is active and I have breast cancer.

Could this be why we can’t seem to get this disease under control? Could we be looking at it all wrong? Marching to the wrong drummer? Isn’t it time to change the conversation from awareness and cures, to preventing breast cancer? I’m weary of all the hype around awareness. I’m sick – quite literally – from the cures.

Isn’t it time to change the dialogue from cures to prevention?

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  2. #2 by Loucinda Sullivan on October 31, 2014 - 7:42 am

    You’re absolutely right, Wither BPA. Our environment needs too be cleaned up for all our sakes. Big business has unfortunately been allowed more rights than people, and profits seem to be more important than health and sustainability. The only thing I know for sure i can do is not buy these products. If we all refuse them, they’ll stop making them.

  3. #3 by Wither BPA (@bpawithered) on October 30, 2014 - 9:51 pm

    Unfortunately it’s not just girls and women who suffer the affects of hormone mimicking chemicals in the environment. The affects are even worse in boys – genital abnormalities and cancer. I am perHaps an extreme example of just how horrible the affects can be. I have an under developed penis (I won’t bore you with length and breadth figures, except to say it’s no bigger than my thumb) and I had undescended testicles, which left me with an increased risk of developing testicle cancer. As it turns out, I did get testicular cancer (almost unheard of) in both testicles. They were both removed. I am 22.

  4. #4 by Loucinda Sullivan on October 20, 2014 - 12:18 pm

    I agree with you, Beth. It’s impossible to escape all the toxins.

  5. #5 by Beth on October 19, 2014 - 9:04 pm

    You could be on to something…No question about the fact that we are bombarded with chemicals, pollution, poisons etc. in our air, water, and food. How much can our bodies take before breaking down in one way or another? Over the past 6-7 years, I have discovered food sensitivities that have expanded to include corn. You’d be amazed at how many products have corn derivatives, including hair products, food, and probably many cosmetics. Virus, allergy, GMO’s — are they all connected?

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