I am a family physician who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 41 (I found the lump myself). I was shocked because I am healthy, athletic and breast fed both my babies. I had already started making changes toward more organic food choices and less toxic cleaning products, and I have no family history of breast cancer.
I was naive about the everyday products I was using - personal care products, household cleaners, the plastics, non-stick bakeware, lawn products, and things like VOC's, off-gassing, and BPA... and the list goes on. I have made many changes as a result of being more informed, looking for healthier, non-toxic solutions for everything.
I am finding that friends and patients are in various states of "readiness" to accept that there is a problem with our environment, as it relates to our health, including cancer risk. Generally, people have blind faith that we wouldn't be sold products that could harm us - "they're tested, right?” I will continue to become more informed myself and share my knowledge, encourage others to inform themselves, and act!