Has this at the New York Times on having a double mastectomy. First, I want to say that I hope she is doing well and on her way to healing and recovery. It must have been a difficult decision to make.
My grandmother died of breast cancer. There is a lot of cancer in my family. But I would not make the same choice as Angelina has done, even if I knew that I had the “breast cancer gene”. There are too many unknowns about genes and their impact on disease. As I have posted about before, there are factors about genes and the expression of their purpose that is *still* not understood by scientists.
More here on genes and the nutrition of the mother. Very interesting. The usual focus is treating the problem after it occurs (or in Angelina’s case, before it occurs, but with drastic measures)…instead of turning the focus to the toxic soup we’re living in that is the root cause of the disease. Also, it does not focus on the understanding that diet of organic fruits and vegetables are key to good health and allowing the body to do what it miraculously does: fight disease.
Why is that so hard to do?
Why can’t we be more proactive in trying to eliminate the causes instead of allowing it?