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on the radar: Breast Cancer Resources

Breast Cancer collageFighting Breast Cancer Where It Begins by Susan Love, M.D. (Fall 2005)
A renowned physician believes women's milk ducts hold the key to eradicating the disease.

Weird Science: If You Want the Truth about Abortion and Breast Cancer, Beware of the National Cancer Institute by Beth Jordan, M.D. (Summer 2003)
When it comes to science, the Bush administration tries not to let the facts get in the way of its anti-abortion philosophy.

Does Breastfeeding Reduce Cancer Risks? by Liz Galst (Spring 2003)
If each woman in the U.S. breastfed each of her two children for six months longer than she does now, Beral and her colleagues conclude, the number of new breast cancer cases in the U.S. could be reduced by more than 7,500 each year.

Breast Cancer Activism by Sabrina McCormick (Summer 2002)
Groups of activists - who, not coincidently, live in locations with higher than average breast cancer rates - challenge mammography as the dominant strategy to fight the disease. The women from Cape Cod, New York's Long Island, and the San Francisco Bay Area demand a race for prevention: a search for the causes of the disease focused on environmental factors.

Breast Cancer – Is It the Environment? (April-May 2000)
A provocative inquiry by the Breast Cancer Fund

Other Resources
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Breast Cancer Action
Breast Cancer Options