Toronto – Women Invited to Try “#One New Thing”
Today, more than 1/3 of breast cancers can be prevented, yet most women are unaware that healthy lifestyle changes can reduce their risk of developing breast cancer.
To help women reduce their risk and make these important lifestyle changes, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), with the support of funding from Shoppers Drug Mart and the Public Health Agency of Canada, is launching their #OneNewThing breast health planning tool, so women can proactively create their own breast health plan.
“There’s a common misconception that genetics and/or family history play a larger role than they actually do in developing breast cancer,” says Sandra Palmaro Co-CEO, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. “In fact, genetics and family history account for just five to 10 per cent of breast cancers. Close to 90 per cent are linked to other factors. We have an opportunity, working with like-minded organizations, to provide women with the information and tools they need to make changes that will significantly reduce their risk of breast cancer.”
Breast cancer is a complex disease that’s linked to different risk factors, some of which can’t be changed like getting older, having a family history of breast cancer, or a mutation in the BRCA genes.