“Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon sat down for an interview with “Good Morning America” today and talked about her breast cancer scare a year and a half ago. She found a lump in the early stages, had it removed and went through radiation….

The headline here is breast cancer.

Nixon in her Good Morning America interview tells of her completely routine mammogram, admitting that she was on alert to likely getting breast cancer because her mother did when Nixon was twelve she always sort of thought “I probably going to get breast cancer there”s a really good chance.

Nixon was right, there probably was a good chance she was going to get breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society About 182,460 women in the United States will be found to have invasive breast cancer in 2008. About 40,480 women will die from the disease this year. The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is about 1 in 8.

Cancer must not be an expected stage of life, while the focus on the cure is absolutely critical we must also expand our focus to prevention where there is less cancer.

Bill Couzens, Founder