NOT TO BLAME
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.