On both sides, my wife has a family history of breast cancer. Last winter my wife discovered that she too had breast cancer and made the difficult decision to have a prophylactic double mastectomy
. Immediately after her mastectomy she underwent reconstructive diep flap surgery
. It looks like the cancer is gone and she has recovered her former shape and feels whole again. She is a survivor and I'm proud to have helped her through her journey with breast cancer. But I'm left wondering if maybe breast cancer isn't a really a genetic condition. I'm concerned about the toxins big-agro has been dumping into the environment and ourselves for at least half a century. It's why my wife and I have started our own organic "victory" garden - both to celebrate her victory over breast cancer and also to avoid the pesticides and inorganic fertilizers that we suspect may have contributed to her cancer.