Take action, fight breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. According the Canadian Cancer Society, just over 26,000 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017. That means an average of 72 women per day. Despite these concerning statistics, the breast cancer death rate has been declining since the early 1980s which can be attributed to the impact of screening and treatment improvements. When breast cancer is detected early the chances of successful treatment are better. It’s important to talk to your doctor about your personal risk of breast cancer and the best screening options that are available to you.

Read some of our top rated web resources about breast cancer below.

Featured Resources


1. Breast cancer: Risks and benefits (50-59)

2. Breast cancer screening video

3. Breast cancer surgical options

4. Early stage breast cancer treatment in postmenopausal women

5. Breast cancer: Patient FAQ

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