Breast Health
Breast Health
What is breast cancer?
Breast cancer is the growth and spread of abnormal cells in and around breast tissue.
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Reducing Risks
There are risk factors that we cannot control (uncontrollable)
and other risk factors that we can control (controllable).
Controllable Risks
Physical Activity

Women who exercise regularly have a lower risk of breast cancer than women who are not active. Move at least 30 minutes each day.
Diet rich in trans-fatty acids (TFA)
Studies have shown that excessive consumption of trans fatty acids (especially trans fatty acids of industrial origin) increases the risk of breast cancer.
Alcohol
Drinking alcohol increases the risk of breast cancer.
Weight
Obesity increases the risk of breast cancer.
Smoking
Smoking increases the risk especially for people who started smoking as a teenager.
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Uncontrollable Risks
Being female 

Being a woman is the most important risk factor for breast cancer.
Age
The older a woman is, the more likely she is to develop breast cancer.
Family History
Family history of certain types of cancer may increase the risk of breast cancer.
Menopause
Menopause at an older age increases the risk of breast cancer.
Dense Breast Tissue
Dense breasts can increase cancer risk. Not only does dense breast tissue make detection more difficult, studies show that it might also predispose you to developing breast cancer.
Early Menstruation

Early menstruation can increase the risk of breast cancer.
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True or False?
True or False?
(Hover with your mouse to find the correct response)

◉ "Breast cancer only occurs in older women"

☐True ☑︎False!

◉ "Nail polish can cause breast cancer"

☐True ☑︎False!

◉ "Breast implants increase the risk of breast cancer "

☐True ☑︎False!

◉ "Men can get breast cancer"

☑︎True ☐False!

◉ "Every lump I find in my chest is cancerous"

☐True ☑︎False!

◉ "Wearing an underwire bra can increase the risk of breast cancer"

☐True ☑︎False!

◉ "If anyone in my family had breast cancer, I am sure I will, too"

☐True ☑︎False!

◉ "Breast injury can increase the risk of breast cancer"

☐True ☑︎False!

◉ "Deodorant can cause breast cancer"

☐True ☑︎False!

◉ "There are other factors related to breast cancer risk that we can control "

☑︎True ☐False!

I love my boobs!
I love my boobs!
Our breast health progam promotes the role of lifestyle changes in reducing the risk of breat cancer for people of all genders and all ages.

« I Love My Boobs » is more than a slogan.
It’s an attitude and it’s a commitment.