NOT TO BLAME

Reader's Digest (Canada) - - Letters -

I have an ob­jec­tion to “A Plan for Pre­vent­ing Breast Can­cer” (Oc­to­ber 2017). While healthy life­style choices can help us avoid the dis­ease, the biggest risk fac­tor—over which we have no con­trol—is our ge­netic makeup. As an on­col­ogy nurse, it breaks my heart when women come in cry­ing in shame, won­der­ing what they could have done to pre­vent breast can­cer. Women should be able to en­joy their lives and make healthy choices with­out un­due guilt from the me­dia.

ELEANOR HOLWERDA, Vic­to­ria, B.C.

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