I have several family members that have survived breast cancer and other forms of cancer. My younger brother died from brain cancer 18 years ago, My father has had a heart attack and has heart disease and my sister and I both care for him. We have changed our eating habits to help him change his and it has helped. We have significantly lowered his cholesterol and make his heart healthier. My sister has high blood pressure and several other ailments. We work closely with a dietitian and watch what she eats. I have a thyroid problem which has caused my high blood pressure. I watch what I eat and am able to exercise. My heart is very healthy, according to the doctors.