For cancer prevention, creating a healthful environment in the body is the most important thing you can do, so that cancer is less likely to develop and grow. Think of this healthful environment as terrain or soil. If that soil is fed correctly, it won't support the development or growth of cancer.
I envision a world in which we live without fear of losing our breasts or our lives as a result of what we've eaten, touched or breathed because the environmental causes of breast cancer have been identified and eliminated.
There have been three paramount findings that have changed the narrative around breast cancer in 2015. Here's what you need to know.
I signed up for this surgery because of my mom. Her too-soon death from breast cancer silenced her, but it wasn't going to silence me. This day I was staring into the untamed maw of the disease and finally talking back -- for me, for my husband and for my children.
The NFL could play a role in the effort to save lives, perhaps by donating millions to the right kind of research, to true prevention and to figuring out how to stop women and men from dying of breast cancer, or to help the un- and underinsured pay for treatment. Using this incredible platform to help change the conversation to ending breast cancer would be an enormous gif.
Knowing how to end breast cancer by 2020 is achievable -- with the right amount of passion, leadership and funding. It will take all of us working together to change years of incremental progress and to close out this decade with unparalleled achievement.
The three most important things you can do to reduce your risk of breast cancer and other major diseases include a colorful plant-based diet, limiting alcohol consumption and controlling your weight. It's about time we start to look at prevention of breast cancer as opposed to early detection.