ImplantInfo encourages awareness and education of the family ties and genetics involved in some cases of breast cancer.
Park City, UT (PRWEB) October 11, 2012
ImplantInfo recognizes October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, established in 1985 by the American Cancer Society. Through this recognition, ImplantInfo encourages awareness and education of the family ties and genetics involved in some cases of breast cancer.
“The goal is to motivate mothers and daughters to work together to understand their genetic predisposition for breast cancer,” says Christine G. Adamo, the article’s author.
“I’d love the opportunity to research this topic with my own mother. Before she died of cancer, in 2003, we had a lifelong mother-daughter bond. And – despite the fact that my aunt died of breast cancer – my mother’s unconditional love, support and honesty always made me believe that health, happiness and joy were my eternal birthright.”
The National Cancer Institute has found mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 human genes to be “linked to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer”. The NCI also says the risk for developing both cancers increases when those mutations are inherited. Yet, the presence of gene mutations does not guarantee the onset of breast cancer.
ImplantInfo hopes its free, online article will encourage mothers and daughters to work together to understand how genetics affect breast cancer risk. It also offers tips for minimizing that risk whether or not they have a family history of breast cancer.
As the Cristine Meredith Miele Foundation reports, “breast cancer risk is higher among women whose close blood relatives” have or have had breast cancer. The closer the family ties – think mother, sister, daughter – the higher an individual’s risk level is.
But the American Cancer Society asserts that today’s push for awareness, the availability of new, early detection tests and ever-evolving treatment methods have noticeably reduced breast cancer rates across the board.
And, while breast cancer is not a topic ImplantInfo takes lightly, Adamo does her best to urge mothers and daughters to find creative ways to strengthen their family ties as they learn more about it. Ways she says they can support and encourage one another while minimizing their breast cancer risk include:
- Scheduling Mother-Daughter Mammograms
- Researching Their Family Tree & its Medical History
- Motivating Each Other to Eat Right, Exercise & Live Well
- Making & Selling Baked Goods to Benefit Cancer Research
- Participating in Fundraising Events as a Mother-Daughter Team
Moms and daughters can read the full article online at ImplantInfo. Once there, they can also search for information related to breast cancer detection with breast implants, breast cancer early detection, breast self examination, mammograms and breast implants. They can also search an extensive online database of board-certified plastic surgeons in their area.