More Power to You
When the subject of breast cancer comes up in the news, there are often a lot of statistics presented that can shock you into awareness. While it’s important to know the numbers, this can leave some women feeling hopeless. However, the truth of the matter is that not all breast cancer statistics are negative. In fact, some are downright empowering.
Did you know that one-third of all breast cancers can be prevented by living well? That’s right, important things such as having a healthier body weight, being physically active, avoiding alcohol or limiting your intake, quitting smoking, and reducing your chemical exposures can help reduce your risk of developing breast
Only 5-10% of breast cancers are linked to family history or genes
cancer or having a reoccurrence. Even small or gradual lifestyle changes can benefit your breast health.
In an effort to empower women to take control of their breast health, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation has partnered with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Shoppers Drug Mart to develop an interactive online breast health planning tool.
This innovative tool is designed to help you create a personalized breast health plan that will help to track and stay in-tune with your breast health, inform you on ways you can reduce your risk of breast cancer through personal lifestyle changes, and explain the benefits and limitations of breast screening mammography.
Take control of your breast health today. Find out more at cbcf.org/onenewthing