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Rethink attends the Canadian Breast Cancer Symposium / Jun 22 2015

Last week I had the unique opportunity of being in the same room with a number...

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Canadian Breast Cancer Stats 2015 / Jun 21 2015

The Canadian Cancer Society has recently released their predictive stats for breast cancer in 2015. The...

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On set of ‘High Risk’

Why I Wanted to Direct Rethink’s HIGH RISK Film / Jun 15 2015

It’s a beautiful Friday afternoon and I am stuck in traffic. As I look to the...

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On the set of HIGH RISK: A Rethink Breast Cancer Documentary. I (Kelly) am in the middle with Carla to the right and Erika to the left.

Living High Risk / May 14 2015

My sister Carla was diagnosed with stage III triple negative invasive ductal...

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Behind the Headline: Breast Cancer Rates Predicted to Increase 50% by 2030 / Apr 20 2015

There is a new sensational breast cancer story being blasted across the news today with headlines...


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Angelina Jolie Is Right: Knowledge Is Power When it Comes to Health / Mar 25 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Two years ago Angelina Jolie Pitt’s name was splashed across the...


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Keep Calm and Follow the Guidelines / Jan 20 2015

I was driving to an appointment yesterday and caught CBC’s resident “house” doctor, Dr. Brian Goldman,...


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Concerned About Breast Health?
Here’s What You Need to Know:

Here are the facts: Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women. One in nine Canadian women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime (by age 90). Approximately 24,400 Canadian women were diagnosed in 2014.

In 2014, 19% of all new breast cancers in Canada are expected to be diagnosed in women under 50. Approximately 5% of Canadian women diagnosed with breast cancer will be under the age of 40. Though the numbers may seem small, younger women with breast cancer have many unique needs and require age-appropriate support and resources.

Why do young women get breast cancer?

It’s a complex story. Genetics play a part, as can hormones, lifestyle and the environment. And then there’s just plain, unexplainable ‘bad luck’ aka chance (based on the number of times stem cells divide in the different tissues and the errors that can occur during this process). For many women, they will never know exactly what caused their breast cancer; it’s a unique and personal experience.

But that’s not to say you can’t do everything in your power to get ahead of it and both understand and reduce your risk of breast cancer.

Do you know your breasts like the back of your hand?

If your answer is yes, we commend you on your breast awareness. If your answer is no, it’s time to get educated.Your education is about becoming the best (and breast!) ambassador to your own health. Read on to learn about risk factors including genetic links, what prevention/risk reduction means, and how to detect any changes in your breast health.

Understanding Breast Health

Are you high risk?

Learn about your risk factors and what it means to be at high risk for breast cancer.

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Risk reduction

We encourage everyone to ‘shake it up’ by making small positive lifestyle changes that can add up to big improvements in your overall health while reducing your risk of breast cancer.

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Detection

TLC… touch, look, check. The more familiar you are with how your breasts look and feel, the easier it is for you to notice any unusual changes and have them checked out by your doctor. And if you’re having trouble remembering to do your monthly checks… We have an app for that.

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Breast screening guidelines

Under 50 and confused if you should be having regular mammograms? You are not alone! Find out how and when you should get screened.

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High risk project

Learn more about the resources available to women at high risk for breast cancer.

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Your Man Reminder

In our busy lives, it’s not always easy prioritizing our own health. Let our hot guys remind you to give yourself a little T.L.C.

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Blog

Check out our blog for breaking breast cancer news, helpful information, and stories about the Rethink community.

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