Friday, October 22, 2010

9 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

This is from the Environment Working Group website, an excellent resource!
Four of every 10 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, and two of every 10 will die from it. Beyond talking to your doctor about lifestyle changes that are known to make a difference -- stopping smoking, reducing drinking, losing weight, exercising and eating right -- there are things you can do to reduce your risk.
Here are some simple ways you can reduce your exposure to potentially cancer-causing chemicals. Follow the link to learn more!
http://ewg.org/healthyhometips/cancer_prevention_tips?utm_source=breastcancermonthfull&utm_medium=email&utm_content=first-link&utm_campaign=toxics

Posted in honour of breast cancer awareness month. 
And remember if you are on birth control pills, some can actually cause breast cancer with long term use. Wendy Mesley, on "MarketPlace" on CBC found this out on her investigative report on breast cancer. She had been diagnosed with it and had been on birth control pills and found out that the ones she had been taking had a warning about this in, I believe it's called the Merck Manual, a huge tome that includes all pharmaceuticals and their effects.

Oh and I apologize for the multiple posts of this post, I am still, ahem, a little blog illiterate. : )

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