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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

BCAM_Fall-Family-Park-Photo.pngThis October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month we celebrate the progress that has been made across the breast cancer spectrum and encourage all Canadians to get involved with the work ahead of us to create a future without breast cancer.
 
Every donation we receive makes a direct impact on women and men living with breast cancer. Visit our donation page to contribute now.
 
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Get involved!
On the heels of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure held in 63 locations in Canada on Sunday, October 2, we invite you to visit our Events Page and sign up for activities this October. Whether it’s our Beauty Galas, BRA Days, Holt Renfrew shopping night or the Vote Couture for the Cure, there’s something for everyone. Check out our exciting events calendar.
 
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We created interactive tools and resources to help all Canadians with breast cancer prevention and support for those living with a diagnosis. Please scroll below to read more about some of our information and support services.

 

Mammograms: My Breasts, My Test

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In Canada, there are breast screening programs in each province and most territories. The goal of regular mammograms is to find cancer early, when there may be more treatment options and a better chance of survival. For women at average risk of breast cancer, we know mammogram screening is most effective every two years, between the ages of 50 and 74,(1)(2) yet many Canadian women do not participate in regular breast screening.
 
In partnership with Shoppers Drug Mart, we created My Breasts, My Test, an online decision aid based on accurate, unbiased information to help you make an informed choice about regular mammogram screening. This website answers frequently asked questions about mammography, outlines the benefits and limitations of regular mammograms and addresses common risk factors.
 
Visit My Breasts, My Test to learn more.
 
It will take less than 5 to 10 minutes to work through and you will receive a personalized printable Screening Guide, tailored to your age and location.

 
 
BREAST RECONSTRUCTION AWARENESS (BRA) DAY
 
BCAM_BRA Day.jpgBreast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day is a Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation program that promotes education, awareness and access for women who may wish to consider post-mastectomy breast reconstruction.
 
Information and resources are available on the BRA Day website but the most innovative aspect of BRA Day is its series of events across Canada for women to attend to learn more about post-mastectomy breast reconstruction.
 
At BRA Day events across Canada, women have the opportunity to connect with medical professionals and share their experiences with each other, helping empower them to make informed choices about breast reconstruction. These events also allow women to develop realistic expectations of what reconstruction can achieve by providing the opportunity to see real life reconstruction results in the “Show & Tell Lounge”.
 
BRA day events provide women with the opportunity to:
 
•    Learn about their breast reconstruction options from plastic surgeons
•    Hear patient stories and connect with women who’ve been through it
•    Develop realistic expectations of what reconstruction can achieve
•    Get answers to their reconstruction questions
 
See our events calendar to find a BRA Day event during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Visit the BRA Day website for all the BRA Day information.

 
 
PATIENT SUPPORT SERVICES
 
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is Canada’s largest network of breast cancer support services. Reach out for the support and information that you need.
 
No one should have to face breast cancer alone. That’s why the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation provides emotional support and credible information to anyone affected by breast cancer or at increased genetic risk for developing the disease. We help women and men living with a breast cancer or high-risk diagnosis, as well as their families, friends, and caregivers – at any stage of their experience.
 
Support and information can be accessed in various ways:
 
Toll-free helpline 1.888.778.3100
 
We’re here to help because we’ve been there. No one understands the impact a breast cancer or high-risk diagnosis can have on your life as well as someone who has experienced it herself. Callers to CBCF’s helpline can speak with a knowledgeable and compassionate member of our Support Team – a woman who has had a breast cancer or high-risk diagnosis and is specially trained to provide support and information.
 
Visit our dedicated website to find clear, accurate and up-to-date information on breast cancer: support.cbcf.org.
 
Support Groups
 
It can be very beneficial to connect face-to-face with others who are going through or have gone through a similar experience. At breast cancer support groups across Canada, women can find support, information, and camaraderie.
 
Visit support.cbcf.org to find a support group in your community.
  
We also offer training and ongoing support for volunteers to start and sustain community-based peer support groups for women with breast cancer or at high risk. Visit support.cbcf.org to learn more.

 
 
METASTATIC BREAST CANCER
 
Metastatic Breast Cancer Day is October 13, 2016.
 
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is Committed to Canadians Affected by Metastatic Breast Cancer
 
Breast cancer will metastasize (spread) to other parts of the body in approximately 30% of women who are initially diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. Approximately 5% to 10% of breast cancers are metastatic at initial diagnosis. It is not clearly understood why or how breast cancer spreads to other parts of the body so we don’t yet know how to prevent this from happening.
 
People with metastatic breast cancer have more treatment options available to them today thanks to advances made possible through research. Treatment for metastatic breast cancer has two goals: to control the cancer and to allow women to maintain a good quality of life for as long possible.
 
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is committed to increasing funding for metastatic breast cancer research, and ensuring that no one has to face metastatic breast cancer alone. Women living with metastatic breast cancer face a range of physical, practical, and emotional challenges that can greatly impact their quality of life. We recognize the unique challenges and we are here to help women and their loved ones cope and live well with metastatic breast cancer.  
 
All members of our Support Team have had a diagnosis of breast cancer, and are specially trained to offer compassionate support and credible information to Canadians affected by any type of breast cancer.
 
Support and information can be accessed in various ways:
 
Toll-free helpline: 1.888.778.3100
 
Since 2011, CBCF has invested almost $10.5M in Metastatic Breast Cancer Research, with over $2M of this total being invested in the past year.
 
Current research topics include:
 
•  understanding how breast cancer spreads, with the goal of preventing it;
•  developing methods of stopping the spread of specific types of breast cancer (e.g. HER2+)
   using newly discovered drug combinations;
•  exploring ways of sensitizing metastatic breast cancer to existing treatments – making them
   more effective;
•  designing innovative treatments (e.g. nanoparticles) that more effectively deliver drugs to
   hard-to-reach places like the brain, reducing side effects and prolonging life.

 
 
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