October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to driving awareness about prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment options. It is the most common cancer among Canadian women, and 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime. As you get older, your risk of developing breast cancer increases, and women between the ages of 50 and 69 years of age are more likely to develop it. The good news is, when detected early, the chances of survival increase. Whether you have been diagnosed or are looking for information on how to reduce your risk, our evidence-informed resources can help.
Read through to learn more about risks, screening options, prevention strategies and more.