Breast cancer awareness: What the pink ribbon ignores
You may have noticed one or two, or a kazillion pink ribbons commemorating Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Screening is the primary focus this month. Most activities rally around the Susan G. Komen for the Cure battle cry, “Early detection saves lives!”
Is screening the most current and critical message out there? Or does tunnel vision on detection and treatment deter us from the elephant in the breast cancer living room; environmental toxins. Unlike family history, these are within our control.
The raw truth is that over 50% of breast cancer cases have no known risk factors.