Stop Breast Cancer Before It Starts
With pink buckets of Kentucky Fried Chicken, "I'm here for the boobs" t-shirts and coffee cups, and a pink ribbon celebrity dunk tank on the Ellen Degeneres Show, a Mardi Gras culture has arisen around a deadly disease over the last decade. The highly marketed pink ribbon, criticized for being tied to pharmaceutical interests, presents breast cancer as normal and pretty in pink. Yet, the statistics of breast cancer remain the same.
Expert on the preventative causes of cancer, Dr. Samuel S. Epstein has been watching the debates around breast cancer for more than four decades. He asks, with all the talk about early detection, mammograms, improved treatment, and the race for the cure, why don't we ever hear about breast cancer prevention? Dr. Epstein knows the substantial research that has directly associated many factors of daily life with the development of the disease. The steps that can be taken to prevent it are often amazingly simple, but rarely make the headlines. Here, the evidence is presented and preventative choices are carefully and accesibly outlined. In presenting this critical information that all Americans should know about, Stop Breast Cancer Before it Starts empowers women to take charge of their health and make a real difference in the fight against cancer.
About Samuel S. Epstein
Dr. Samuel S. Epstein is a leading authority on the causes and prevention of cancer. He is currently a professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, and Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition. He has published some 260 peer reviewed articles, and authored or co-authored eleven books. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Senate Committee on Public Works, given Congressional testimony several times, and has sat on key federal committees including the EPA's Health Effects Advisory Committee, and the Department of Labor's Advisory Committee on the Regulation of Occupational Carcinogens. Among his many awards, he received the Right Livelihood Award (the "Alternative Nobel Prize") in 1998, the Albert Schweitzer Golden Grand Medal for Humanitarianism from the Polish Academy of Medicine in 2005, and the Dragonfly Award from Beyond Pesticides in 2007. He has made appearances on many network television shows including Sixty Minutes, Face the Nation, Meet the Press, Good Morning America, and the Today Show.