Decoding Breast Cancer
York Daily Record/Sunday News | 10.24.13
Whether it’s a perfectly healthy woman volunteering for a biopsy, an 8-year-old girl allowing her habits to be tracked or Hollywood shining its bright lights on gene testing, the fight to crack the deadly code of breast cancer is leaving no stone unturned.
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Annie Parker and director Steven Bernstein talk at a Q&A after the “Decoding Annie Parker” Benefit Screening for the American Cancer Society.
Faulty BRCA genes are relatively rare in the overall population, accounting for about 10 percent of all breast cancers and 15 percent of all ovarian cancers, but a new film, “Decoding Annie Parker,” tells the story of the ground-breaking research that led to the identification of the BRCA gene mutation.
Unless they’ve been a cancer patient or a caregiver, most people don’t know that different kinds of cancer, and different cancer treatments, alter the way bodies process food. Instead of choosing cheesy casseroles and other comfort foods, go for fresh organic produce and raw foods — organic is best when possible.
When people are diagnosed with breast cancer, many patients — and their families and friends — focus on getting through the treatment that must follow and ultimately beating the illness. However, experts say the journey doesn’t end there. Survivors often face new challenges when they transition back to life after cancer.