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 factors and proactive ways to help reduce your personal risk of breast cancer; and being informed about screening 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 principle, to improve your chances of good health and better the odds of stopping disease before it starts.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation has developed this section of the website for women and men who wish to learn more about how to reduce their personal risk of developing breast cancer. 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 recurrence.
The content has been compiled from a variety of current and evidence-based sources. 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.
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