Cancer Battle Begins With Finding the Cause

Finding the cause of cancer is where the real battle lies.

Finding a cause, much like the correlation of HPV with cervical cancer, could lead to a vaccine for breast cancer as well.

Environmental factors and lifestyle need to be explored as major contributing factor to all cancers.

In reality, we still do not know what causes breast cancer, which means we really do not know how to prevent it, either. That has pushed us to focus on looking for cancers that are already there, a practice long based on the assumption that all cancers were the same, grew at a similar rate and were visible in the breast for a period of time before spreading. It made sense: If you could find cancers earlier, you could save lives.

Komen Foundation Feeling The Backlash From Withdrawing Planned Parenthood Funding

As the Susan B. Komen Foundation pulls $700,000 of donations from Planned Parenthood there is backlash from around the country.

Mayor Bloomberg of New York has donated $250,000 of his own money to the organization.

Komen for the Cure founder Nancy Brinker stands by the Planned Parenthood decision.

The reason the group has given is that newly adopted rules prevented Komen grants to groups under investigation by law enforcement.

Planned Parenthood is being investigated by Republican Florida Rep. Cliff Stearns in Congress.

“We will never bow to political pressure. We will always stand firm in our goal to end breast cancer forever. We will never turn our backs on the women who need us the most,” she said in the video. “The scurrilous accusations being hurled at this organization are profoundly hurtful to so many of us who have put our heart and soul and lives into this organization.”

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