Forward

Look Inside Fight Now — Forward

Forward by Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS

Breast cancer remains the most feared disease of all women, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, or culture. The causes of breast cancer remain a mystery, with a few exceptions. About 70% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no known risk factors. This implies that there are risk factors that haven’t yet been identified. Doctors are beginning to identify lifestyle choices that can influence our cancer risk. These lifestyle choices include diet, exercise, smoking, alcohol, and many other factors. We have control over how we nourish our bodies. This means that we may be able to reduce our breast cancer risk by making smarter choices. The same applies for our families. We want to reduce the risk of our daughters ever hearing the words, “You have breast cancer.”

Dr. Tabor’s FIGHT NOW book provides guidance on lifestyle choices that may improve our breast health, and even our overall health. Each time we choose a healthy food, we are not only doing it for ourselves, but also for our families. Being there for them, well and fit, to take care of their needs is important. You are also setting an example for your children, and providing them with a foundation of healthy decisions that will aid them in making the right lifestyle decisions, too.

I look forward to the day when breast cancer appears in medical books under the chapter titled, “Cured Diseases.” Until then, let’s take proactive steps to reduce risk where we can to save more lives (and breasts).

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