By Sarah Jio, Glamour magazine
Today is National Previvor Day--a day dedicated to helping women beat breast cancer ... before it starts. We hear from Dina Roth Port, a Glamour contributor, and the author of a forthcoming book on breast cancer. Do you know how to reduce your breast cancer risk?
Are you a previvor? Dina Roth Port defines it as this: "A person who has not had cancer but has a predisposition to develop it. Some previvors have a genetic mutation (namely BRCA1 or BRCA2) that puts them at risk. Others don't have this mutation, but they have a strong family history of cancer and other risk factors that increase their odds of getting the disease."
Dinas' book, Previvors: Facing the Breast Cancer Gene and Making Life-Changing Decisions, debuts from Penguin on October 5 (you can order it here), and I can't wait to read it. "Three years ago, five women living in my community asked me to write a book for them," she says. "They told me that they were previvors and that theyRead More »from 5 Steps to Reducing Your Breast Cancer Risk and Becoming a Previvor