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Be Breast Healthy

Breast health is an important part of our overall health and well-being. Being breast healthy means being breast aware; knowing about breast cancer risk factorsRisk factor:
Anything that increases a person’s chance of developing a disease, such as cancer.
; understanding your personal risk of breast cancer; proactive ways to help reduce your breast cancer risk; and being informed about screeningScreening:
The search for diseases such as breast cancer in people without symptoms. Mammography is an important tool for breast cancer screening and earlier detection.
for the earlier detection of breast cancer. These are important aspects of preventive health care.

Preventive health is about making your health and well-being a priority. When you practice preventive health, you take action, informed by evidence-based knowledge or the precautionary principlePrecautionary principle (precautionary approach):
An approach to preventing harm to human health and the environment when the scientific evidence is not conclusive. When we face scientific uncertainty, we have options and we can act. If we think there is potential for harm, we can choose to take preventive action now – this is what’s known as the precautionary principle.
, to improve your chances of good health and better the odds of stopping disease before it starts.

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation has developed this section of the website for women and men who wish to learn more about their breast cancer risk and ways to reduce their personal risk of developing the disease. This information is also for people who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer and wish to lead a healthy life and try to reduce their risk of recurrenceRecurrence:
Cancer that returns after treatment.

The content has been compiled from a variety of current and evidence-based sources and reviewed by subject matter experts, including scientists and clinicians, for accuracy. It provides comprehensive overviews of a wide range of breast health topics, as well as links to resources for more information and support. Content will be updated on a regular basis as new information becomes available.

Explore this section to learn more about: 

What it means to be at high risk for developing breast cancer  


If you have any questions or feedback about this section of our website, please feel free to contact us at breastcancer@cbcf.org.