Our president and CEO, Jeanne Rizzo, R.N., is in Alaska this week to discuss the environmental links to breast cancer, as reported by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. If you're in the area, please stop by Thursday (event details in the article).
Rizzo advocates for the elimination of the environmental and other preventable causes of the disease. She said breast cancer is being seen more and more as a chronic disease, despite the fact that younger women in their 20s and 30s are contracting it.
"This is not the period of one’s life when you expect cancer to develop," Rizzo said.
Her talk will focus on what people can do to avoid the chemicals suspected of causing the disease and how they can encourage lawmakers to better regulate the chemicals. (Read complete article.)