Saturday, April 10, 2010
Can Women Prevent Breast Cancer?
According to research, there are steps women can take to help prevent breast cancer. An international panel of experts from leading universities and research centers reviewed more than 900 studies on the links between diet, physical activity, and weight in cancer prevention. Their findings say, women can cut their risk of cancer by 50% if they watch their weight, exercise daily and limit their alcohol intake. The Director of Research at the Institute said that almost 40% of breast cancer cases in the U.S. could be prevented by making these everyday changes.
Help Cure Breast Cancer!
Dr. Susan Love has created the Love/Avon Army of Women research project to stop breast cancer. Their goal is to recruit 1 million women to participate in breast cancer research and finally learn how to prevent the disease. So far they have 380,000 women who have joined. They are recruiting women of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, who are healthy or have a breast cancer history, to join.
As a member of her army, you agree to be emailed about breast cancer studies in need of volunteers. Some of the studies involve filling out questionnaires, others require samples of blood, urine or saliva. You choose which studies you want to participate in.
I'm proud to say I have joined the Army of Women. If you are interested in joining or want to find out more, go to www.armyofwomen.org.