When the National Football League teams wear pink, we have achieved the goal of breast cancer awareness! But awareness is not enough, and being aware has not brought us any closer to learning how to prevent breast cancer than we were before all this “awareness” began.
Awareness is also not the same as education. It’s important to arm yourself with the facts about breast cancer so that you can help stop the spread of misinformation as well as understand your own breast cancer risk. These are the 10 Most Common Questions about Breast Cancer that we hear at the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. Share this information with women you love. It will help them understand what we know about breast cancer—and why we need to go beyond a cure and determine what is causing breast cancer so that we can end it—forever.
And after you do, make sure you and all your friends join the Love/Avon Army of Women. So that we can learn what causes breast cancer and how we can prevent it.
The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation launched the Love/Avon Army of Women in October of 2008, with a grant from the Avon Foundation for Women, with the goal of recruiting ONE MILLION WOMEN who were interested in participating in breast cancer research studies. Close to 350,000 women have now joined the Army of Women, and more than 40,000 have already participated in a research study. By joining the Army of Women you can be part of a new wave of research studies that will help us learn what causes breast cancer and how to prevent it. Sign up at www.armyofwomen.org/getinvolved today, and help us move breast cancer beyond a cure!
1. Is there a way to prevent breast cancer?
There is nothing that you can do to ensure that you absolutely do not get breast cancer. But studies indicate that there are some lifestyle choices that appear to help reduce breast cancer risk.