Another October has rolled around, and it’s time once again for all things PINK.
October is commonly known as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” a campaign that was founded over 30 years ago as a team effort between the American Cancer Society and a pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca.
Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, and their second leading cause of cancer death (only lung cancer kills more women each year).
It’s my personal opinion – and one that I express every October – that the campaign’s focus of “awareness” is sadly misplaced. Instead of mainly focusing on early detection and subsequent treatment, let’s bring more awareness to the area of prevention since breast cancer is largely a lifestyle-related disease.
To do otherwise is like constantly mopping up the water under the sink while neglecting to turn off the faucet.
A woman’s lifestyle choices matter more to her health than toxins, environmental chemicals, and genetics…
…which brings us to the question initially posed. Cholesterol and breast cancer – is there a connection?
There absolutely is. Oxidized cholesterol (concentrated in products containing eggs, processed meat, and parmesan cheese) has cancer-fueling estrogenic effects on human breast cancer. Read more about it here.
The good news is that there is MUCH you can do to tremendously reduce your risk of breast cancer. This previous blog post provides more dietary tips that all women should consider.
Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking.
(Romans 12:2, MSG)