Beating Breast Cancer

Jan 24, 2022 by Triton Staff

Here’s how you can help

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women around the world, but helping to fight this disease can be as simple as choosing where you make your purchases. Many retailers support breast cancer awareness by donating proceeds from sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Here’s a great online list of resources for buying everything a yacht would need, from clothing to flowers, and hair care to candles — and every purchase helps the cause:

Here are some interesting facts from the National Breast Cancer foundation:

  • Research has confirmed that smoking is a contributing risk factor for developing breast cancer. Second-hand smoke is also a risk factor.
  • Having more than one drink per day has been shown to increase the risk of breast cancer, and the alcohol content doesn’t matter: wine, beer or a mixed drink. Alcohol also increases estrogen in your bloodstream.
  • Using permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners increases the risk of developing breast cancer. A National Institutes of Health study found that women who used hair straighteners every five to eight weeks were about 30% more likely to develop breast cancer.