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Toxins Aren't Pretty
One-third of cosmetic products contain chemicals linked to cancer, and cosmetics are among the least-regulated products on the market. The Safe Cosmetics Act will give the FDA authority to ensure that personal care products are free of harmful ingredients.
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April Fool's Day 2011
It was no joke when two weeks after I turned 46 (on April 1st, 2011) I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. Click to read more about Susan »
According to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, there has been a 2% annual increase in invasive breast cancer in U.S. women under 40 over the last three decades. A second study by the American Cancer Society shows that invasive breast tumors in women under 45 years old increased by 11.8% between 2007 and 2011 alone.
This is especially alarming because young women are less likely to perform regular self-exams or seek out mammograms, and because cancers diagnosed in younger women are often more aggressive and therefore more life-threatening.
Whether you are a woman over 40 who has a daughter, niece, grandchild or other young relative, or if you're a young woman yourself, you can make a difference in slowing down this disturbing statistical trend. Until there is a cure, prevention and awareness are our most powerful weapons.