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Breast cancer and the environment

a life course approach

by Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Breast Cancer and the Environment: The Scientific Evidence, Research Methodology, and Future Directions

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Published by National Academies Press in Washington, DC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Etiology,
  • Breast Neoplasms,
  • Adverse effects,
  • Prevention & control,
  • Risk Factors,
  • Environmental Exposure

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementCommittee on Breast Cancer and the Environment: The Scientific Evidence, Research Methodology, and Future Directions, Board on Health Care Services, Board on Health Sciences Policy
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25223977M
    ISBN 109780309220699, 9780309220705
    LC Control Number2012007110

    Background information. State of the evidence: what is the connection between chemicals and breast cancer? / Breast Cancer Fund and Breast Cancer Action. Breast cancer facts / Breast Cancer Fund. Breast Cancer Fund report (Fall ). Breast Cancer Fund key accomplishments. Environmental links to breast cancer / Breast Cancer FundWritten testimony provided by . Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit, self-perpetuating society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and .

    But others are the result of environmental exposures that damage DNA. These exposures may include substances, such as the chemicals in tobacco smoke, or radiation, such as ultraviolet rays from the sun. People can avoid some cancer-causing exposures, such as tobacco smoke and the sun’s rays. In the United States, breast cancer is the most common invasive malignancy and the second most common cause of death from cancer in women. Reproductive factors, estrogen, and progesterone have major causal roles, but concerns about other potential causes in the external environment continue to drive research inquiries and stimulate calls for action at the policy level. The environment is.

      There’s so much information surrounding cancer and diet that it can be hard to separate the myths from the facts. That’s especially true when it comes to trendy diets. The alkaline diet is one such trendy diet that often comes up in conversations about both cancer treatment and prevention.. So, to learn more about this diet we talked to Maria Petzel, a senior clinical dietitian at MD Anderson. Breast Cancer. Breast cancer is by far the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in industrialized countries. The etiology of breast cancer may be among the most complicated of all cancers given inherent, life-long exposures to multiple endogenous and exogenous factors. Timing and dose are likely to have particular relevance to the developing.


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Breast cancer and the environment by Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Breast Cancer and the Environment: The Scientific Evidence, Research Methodology, and Future Directions Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book is aiming to fill this gap by gathering in 11 chapters the most recognized expert in the field of breast biology and cancer with special interests in environmental issues. About the Author Jose Russo, MD, FACP is a Professor, Senior Member, and Director of the Breast Cancer Research Laboratory and the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center in Philadelphia.

Breast Cancer and the Environment reviews the current evidence on a selection of environmental risk factors for breast cancer, considers gene-environment interactions in breast cancer, and explores evidence-based actions that might reduce the risk of breast cancer.

The book also recommends further integrative research into the elements of the biology of Breast cancer and the environment book development and carcinogenesis, including the influence of exposure to a variety of environmental. Steingraber, S., Living Downstream: A Scientist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment, p, New York: Vintage Books, [Return to text] This article is based on the fact sheet “ What You Should Know About Breast Cancer & the Environment ” by Breast Cancer Action, a national, feminist grassroots education and advocacy organization working to end the breast cancer epidemic.

Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Breast Cancer and the Environment: The Scientific Evidence, Research Methodology, and Future Directions.

From the early s, the U.S. environmental breast cancer movement has championed the goal of eradicating the disease by emphasizing the importance of reducing—even eliminating exposure to chemicals and toxins.

From Pink to Green chronicles the movement's disease prevention philosophy from the by: This book is aiming to fill this gap by gathering in 11 chapters the most recognized expert in the field of breast biology and cancer with special interests in environmental issues.

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The incidence of this disease has changed very little in recent years. The disease usually occurs in women, but men can have breast cancer too. Lanie Melamed, Breast Cancer Action Montreal “Rachel Carson introduced the public to the links between pollution and breast cancer in her groundbreaking Silent Spring () [Life’s Delicate Balance] serves as a continued clarion call to clean up the environment.”—Library Journal.

Experts tend to agree that breast cancer is caused by a combination of genetic, hormonal, and environmental factors. Most women who develop breast cancer have no family history of the disease, suggesting an environmental link. Some factors in our environment help keep us healthy.

Others can increase our risk of breast cancer or other diseases. Still others have little, if any, effect on our health. Studies of environmental factors. Researchers can use different types of studies to learn about the environment and breast cancer risk.

This must-have book combines the author’s motivational and medical expertise to provide practical, important information on breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, pre- and post-surgery quality of life, sexuality associated with breast cancer treatment, the right to choose breast reconstructive surgery, breast reconstruction resources, and much more.

Published J By Dr. Susan Love. We launched the Love Research Army ® and the Health of Women [HOW] Study™ because we wanted to advance research into the cause—and prevention—of breast cancer. It is widely accepted that breast cancer is caused by a combination of genetic, hormonal and environmental risk genes, you are born with.

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The book also recommends further integrative research into the elements of the. he Ecology of Breast Cancer is a necessary book. It is fundamentally necessary to not only understand but also embrace the complexity of the causes of this tragic epidemic disease.

Ted Schettler persuasively argues that breast cancer is ultimately a design problem. He situ-ates the breast cancer epidemic among the other epidemic diseases of our.

Breast cancer is a complex disease caused by multiple environmental and lifestyle factors interacting with genetic susceptibility across the life span. Therefore, environmental factors are of intense interest to both researchers and community members, including women with breast cancer.

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This congressionally mandated publication identifies agents, substances, mixtures, or exposures (collectively called “substances”) in the environment that may cause cancer in humans.

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Genetics (the gun) is critical, but so is our environment (the trigger). Most cases of breast cancer occur in women who are born with healthy genes but acquire the disease as a result of things they are exposed to in their lifetimes.

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