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No family history : the environmental links to breast cancer

Author: Sabrina McCormick
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2009.
Series: New social formations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents evidence of environmental links to breast cancer, ranging from everyday cosmetics to industrial waste. The author weaves the story of one survivor with no family history into a powerful exploration of the big business of breast cancer. As drugs, pink products, and corporate sponsorships generate enormous revenue to find a cure, a growing number of experts argue that we should instead increase  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sabrina McCormick
ISBN: 9780742564084 0742564088 9780742566286 0742566285 9780742564091 0742564096
OCLC Number: 275864350
Description: v, 185 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: What we do about breast cancer --
How we got here --
Where we might go --
The new breast cancer concern --
Fresh evidence --
Under the skin --
The way out.
Series Title: New social formations.
Responsibility: Sabrina McCormick.

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This book presents evidence of environmental links to breast cancer, ranging from everyday cosmetics to industrial waste. The author weaves the story of one survivor with no family history into a powerful exploration of the big business of breast cancer. As drugs, pink products, and corporate sponsorships generate enormous revenue to find a cure, a growing number of experts argue that we should instead increase focus on prevention-reducing environmental exposures that have contributed to the sharp increase of breast cancer rates. But the dollars continue to pour into the search for a cure, and the companies that profit, including some pharmaceutical and cosmetics companies, may in fact contribute to the environmental causes of breast cancer. This book shows how profits drive our public focus on the cure rather than prevention, and suggests new ways to reduce breast cancer rates in the future.

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No Family History shows us ordinary people discovering the extraordinary truth of how to prevent most cancer. It forces us to ask the crucial questions: Who profits from causing, detecting, and Read more...

 
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