I've heard plenty of theories--many quite nutty--about what causes breast cancer. Obviously, we don't really know.
For some reason, the incidence is much higher among women in my demographic--upper middle class, no pregnancies, history of birth control use, and whatever other lurking dangers are created by a privileged, professional lifestyle. I may not have lived in Marin County, but I seem like a model Marin case.
- underwire bras
- heating food in plastic containers
- plastic containers in general (BPAs)
- drinking too much alcohol
- not drinking enough alcohol
- working the night shift
- and now--sleeping on a mattress.
I actually try not to heat food in plastic containers anymore, or to use BPA-carrying plastics. I avoid parabens (though I just discovered that they're in my new Philosophy moisturizer, so once that runs out, no more Philosophy).
I try to drink no more than three drinks a week. I work on getting enough cinnamon, turmeric, green tea, vitamin D, and omega 3s. I even just completed an 11-day "cleanse" to try to detoxify my system (Isagenix, if you want to know).
Or am I just one of the lucky ones, because my cancer was on the right?