If it is October, it must be time to raise awareness about breast cancer

Typically this time of year, I roll my eyes at all the posts about raising awareness about breast cancer. As if anyone isn’t aware. My push is always on taking action – because there is a lot we can do to PREVENT breast cancer. Current scientific estimates are that half of breast cancer could be prevented by lifestyle and chemoprevention strategies alone. (To read a great review on this: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.3322/caac.21225/full)

A recent post from my colleague Graham Colditz, argues that breast cancer prevention efforts need to start much earlier, and that by doing so, we could prevent 70% of breast cancers!

For an (evidence-based) list of behavioral approaches, click here: http://www.cancernewsincontext.org/p/8ight-ways-to-prevent-cancer.html