Karen Miller and Melanie Gabrell

Prevention Is The Cure™

Since 1999, working in partnership with other anti-cancer, environmental organizations, Prevention Is the Cure (PITC) brings fresh focus on the causes of disease rather than ways of coping with it once diagnosed.

We seek to: INCREASE public awareness of environmental links to disease, GAIN support for the “Precautionary Principle” as it applies to public policy, URGE the public to demand more funding for environmental health research, and ENCOURAGE a “better safe than sorry” attitude toward personal lifestyle.

Prevention Is The Cure suggests eight steps every person can take to reduce the risk of disease:

  • Support increased funding for environmental health research
  • Avoid exposure to toxic pesticides and toxic cleaning products
  • Avoid plastics
  • Seek and use alternative products
  • Avoid non-essential medical and dental x-rays
  • Avoid synthetic hormones in dairy and meat
  • Eat organically grown fruits and vegetables
  • Engage in moderate (one hour) daily exercise
  • Support the Precautionary Principle

“Today, scientific uncertainty is used to postpone taking action to protect public health and environmental quality. Prevention is the Cure supports the “Precautionary Principle”,* for it is a new tool for combating policy inaction created by risk/benefit analysis.”
(Scott Carlin, Ph.D.)

*The most widely cited definition of the precautionary principle, which emerged in 1998 at the Wingspread Conference, states: “When an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically.”

PREVENTION IS THE CURE™ provides science-based information to local citizens so they can prevent cancer in their homes and communities. We want Congress and the U.S. Department of Health to rethink their approaches to health research and public health policy by making disease prevention a cornerstone of their funding priorities.

Join with us on this Pathway to Prevention, PREVENTION IS THE CURE™. 

“We will no longer wait patiently for the “cure.” Preventing the start of a debilitating disease can in fact, be the ultimate cure.”
— Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition