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Female Friends

Knowing the risk factors can help you to reduce the chance of developing breast cancer

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Early detection saves lives

Finding breast cancer in the earliest stage improves survival rates. so It's important to not only be screened regularly but also know your risk factors. 
If you have dense breasts, consider requesting an ultrasound along with your yearly mammogram.

And, if the centre offers MRI testing, consider alternating between a mammogram and ultrasound one year and a breast MRI the next.  If you have a family history of breast cancer, ask your family doctor to refer you for genetic testing.
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Healthy Diet + Body weight

You can significantly reduce your risk of breast cancer with good nutrition and weight management.​

Your immune system is impacted by your diet. so eating a well balanced diet that includes fruit, vegetables, and lots of fibre can lower your risk of breast cancer. 

Regular exercise is an important part of being as healthy as you can be.

More and more research is showing that exercise can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer as well as reducing the risk of being diagosed with breast cancer again.
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Environmental exposure

From the moment we wake up until we go to bed, we are exposed to toxic chemicals - in the water we drink, in the food we eat, the cosmetics and personal care products we apply, our clothing, bedding, sunscreen, household cleaners, lawns and gardens, grilled meats, non-stick cooking pans. and products we use and consume in plastic containers,  It's a long list.
Of particular importance to breast health are the chemicals known as estrogen disruptors.. 
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The endocrine system regulates hormones and the glands that secrete those hormones in the body. Endocrine disruptors (a.k.a. endocrine modifiers or hormone disruptors) are chemicals that interfere

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with the endocrine system

by mimicking or inhibiting natural hormones. They can cause reproductive damage and have been implicated in cancers of the reproductive system.

Are you using 'green' cosmetics?  Check out a couple of the Canadian Brands that we know are free from toxic chemicals.: Consonant Skincare, Cocoon Apothecary, Sappho New Paradigm, Graydon SkincareProvince Apothecary, and Pure Anada.

Know Your Risks of Developing Breast Cancer
  • Being a woman

  • Age

  • Dense Breasts (higher risk of developing breast cancer and harder to see on diagnostic equipment)

  • Race/Ethnicity

  • Genetic Mutations (only 5-10%)

  • Personal History of breast cancer

  • Family History of breast or ovarian cancer

  • Radiation Exposure (before 30)

  • Childbearing (no children or first child after 30)

  • Menstruation History (menstruation before 12 and menopause after 55)

  • Poor Diet/ Being overweight

  • Lack of Exercise

  • Alcohol Consumption

  • Smoking

  • Low levels of Vitamin D

  • Chemical exposure (chemicals mimicking estrogen in products such as cosmetics, food, plastics, sunscreen, water, body care products)

  • History of exposure to DES

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