Breast Cancer and the Environment

Yesterday I put an article in my Breast Cancer Newspaper about a federal committee of leading breast cancer experts that released a report about reducing our exposures to chemicals and radiation in our environment. Today I received an email from Jeanne Rizzo, R.N.
President and CEO of the Breast Cancer Fund stating that she is serves as a co-chair with the federal committee.

congressimagesThe report, “Breast Cancer and the Environment: Prioritizing Prevention,” concludes that “preventing environmental exposures is the most promising path to decrease incidence of the disease, and calls for a national breast cancer prevention strategy.”

The report’s first stop is the desk of U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, who must create an action plan to implement the report. This action plan can lay the groundwork for a national prevention strategy that will require commitment and hard work from the Obama administration and Congress.”

Write to Secretary Sebelius today to urge her to immediately create an action plan.
Let her know that it’s time for our nation to embrace the notion that we can and must prevent breast cancer.

(To learn more about the report and download the full report go to: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/boards/ibcercc/.)

Together, we have built a mighty movement, and because of you, we’re on the edge of a sea change. To write to Secretary Sebelius, just follow this link from the Breast Cancer Fund. All you have to do is put in your information and the letter is written for you, unless you want to add or change something.