Sunday, January 18, 2009

"The why"

I haven't been focused too much on why this happened to me. Deal with it first, then deal with the why, is how I'm feeling these days. But we, as a society, need to be interested in why so many women get breast cancer. Cures, treatments, aren't enough: we need to prevent it in the first place.

So here are some things I've found on "the why":

State of the Evidence 2008: The Connection Between Breast Cancer and the Environment

Breast Cancer and the Environment from the Silent Spring Institute

Mass. Breast Cancer Coalition's Science and Research Links

Causes, Prevention, and Environmental Links from Breast Cancer Action

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation (not really about "the why" but she is just so amazing...)

More soon...


christina(apronstrings) said...

Oh I think so too. I always thought that chemicals in my life caused our infertility-which is on the rise. Does it seem like no one talks about it? I mean, I have never heard on the news (I watch GMA or the Today show every morning-my guilty pleasure) and not one time have I seen any segment on "chemicals and /or the stressed environment are linked to......."

Or even on NPR.

Anyway, I hope you're doing okay and finding solace somewhere. I can't imagine what you're going through.

RS said...

"Just one word-PLASTIC."