In response to the public health crisis of breast cancer, the Breast Cancer Fund identifies – and advocates for elimination of – the environmental and other preventable causes of the disease.
No more than 1 in 10 women with breast cancer have a genetic history of the disease, and science increasingly links toxic chemicals in our everyday environment to the high rates of breast cancer.
For this reason, the Breast Cancer Fund is the only national organization focused solely on preventing breast cancer by identifying the environmental causes of the disease.
Through public education, policy initiatives, outdoor challenges and other innovative campaigns, the Breast Cancer Fund mobilizes the public to secure the changes needed to stop this devastating disease.
1. No more than 1 in 10 women with breast cancer have a genetic history of the disease.
2. Between 1973 and 1998, breast cancer incidence rates in the U.S. increased by more than 40%. Today, 1 in 8 women in the U.S. have a lifetime risk.
3. An estimated 80,000 synthetic chemicals have been registered for use in the U.S. Fewer than 10% have been tested for their effects on human health.