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How can we help to prevent and someday eradicate breast cancer ?

How can we help to prevent and someday eradicate breast cancer , which has touched the lives of so many people ?
Asked On : Mon, 21 Dec 2009
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Dear Senator Clinton, It's a pleasure to see you taking the time to participate in Yahoo! Answers and to advocate for such an important topic as the eradication of breast cancer. Our response to breast cancer will need to continue to be very diverse, focusing on a broad number of areas, including the following: - Genetics - Risk factors - Prevention - Screening and testing - Treatment - Statistics - Literature - Research - Clinical trials As individuals, there are several actions that we can take to work toward this worthy goal of eradication. First, we can continue to write to our Congressional Representatives and Senators to express the need for continued funding for research and education. Second, we can educate ourselves to the greatest degree possible on this disease, starting with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) booklet (NIH Publication No. 05-1556), which has important information about breast cancer, including possible causes, screening, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, supportive care, and how to cope with the disease. Third, we can integrate this educational information into our lives by reducing our risk factors where possible, following best practices regarding screening and detection, and supporting each other through treatment and recovery. By working together in a cooperative and collaborative manner, we certainly have the potential to prevent and someday eradicate this disease.
Answered: Mon, 21 Dec 2009
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