An Army of Women …

… Can Stop Breast Cancer

Ask anyone. They’ll tell you. An army of women can do anything.

Today I’m issuing a call to action for the Army of Women who visit BeckyLand, and the men who love them. Or at least tolerate them.

Visit the Army of Women website and offer your services as a research subject. It’s easy and necessary. You control the research you want to take part in. Some are as simple as answering questions in an email.

“Women who are interested register on the Love/Avon Army of Women website, providing very basic information such as name, age, city, and state of residence. Army of Women members will receive email updates from the Love/Avon Army of Women announcing new research studies looking for volunteers just like you. The email will detail the research project and who and what the researchers need. If you fit the criteria and you’d like to participate, all you need to do is reply to the email and let us know you’ve accepted our “Call to Action.” If you accept the Call to Action, you will be contacted by an Army of Women staff member, who will make sure you meet the study criteria and answer any questions you might have about study participation. You will never be pressured to take part in any study. The decision to take part is yours ”” and yours alone. If you meet the study criteria and are interested in taking part, the Army of Women staff member will let you know what you need to do next.”

Also from the Army of Women FAQs …

How did the Army of Women get started?

Like many women, Dr. Susan Love was becoming increasingly frustrated by our not having made more progress in figuring out what causes breast cancer and how to prevent it. Scientists told her that they did not know how to find the women who would be interested in taking part in the studies that were needed to end this disease. Dr. Love realized the problem wasn’t that women didn’t want to participate in these studies, but that they didn’t know that they were needed. In short order, the idea was born of an Army of Women ready to serve science.

Please read the rest of the FAQs, add your name to mine, and spread the word to your peeps. Do it for your sister, mother, daughter, granddaughter, best friend, aunt, niece and the woman you met last week.

Will you do it? I hope so.

0 thoughts on “An Army of Women …

  1. Marianne Schilling

    It is my understanding that Dr. Susan Love supports the new government task force findings that say women should wait until they are 50 to start mammograms. Can you eloborate on this?

    1. beckycc

      I don’t know nuthin about nuthin, but I heard Dr Love say she thought the money spent on mammograms (for those who research shows may not need them) could be better spent on finding a cure. Apparently, in the 40-49 age range there are a lot of false positives from mammograms and they don’t really know why. So she said if they could figure that out, among other things, then maybe they’d figure out a cure. As with all medical advice, a doctor who knows your history and lifestyle is your best source of information.

      My concern, though, is that health insurers will use this task force recommendation to deny payment for mammograms for women in the 40-49 range across the board. And that would be bad.


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